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#1
A hardcore punk band from the Boston area. They used to be called Sluts but changed their name to Defeater a little while back.

www.myspace.com/defeaterma

They're all really talented and they just finished their brand new album, "Travels." It's a narrative about a man born into a broken home who wanders the land, searching for meaning in his empty life. It's coming out in the fall but I managed to get an advance copy at Warped tour.

I think they're going to be huge once Travels hits stores. Anyone else here into them? Their guitarist Jay has recorded albums for Verse, Shipwreck AD, Carpathian, and he did Travels too. He recorded my band's demo as well, it was sweet!
#4
Quote by waldorphPRS41
Why would they change their name?


vocalist left, got a new one, changed name

i posted in the off-topic thread if anyone had their album and would be kind enough to send it my away

im asking again
#6
Quote by Manos15
Saw them open for Have Heart a couple weeks back, wasn't impressed. Basically a MLIW rip-off. It was funny when they were making fun of this kid that wouldn't move up for them though.


I don't think they sound anything like Modern Life is War.
#7
Quote by HoldFastHope
I don't think they sound anything like Modern Life is War.



I was gunna say, "I don't hear it, either"...


But I listened closer and I hear it in the second song on their myspace.


The comparisons I established:

1. The background vocals at 1:08-1:25 sound almost exactly like the ones on Midnight In America.
2. The song mimics lyrical content from MLIW's "Young Man Blues" and "Big City Dream".
3. Guitar playing is remotely similar, but lacks the ebbing rhythm/echoing distorted drone of MLIW (e.g. the beginning of "Marshalltown" and "The Outsiders").
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#9
I went to Warped and the dude from that band was telling us about them. So my friends ex bought the CD and i wanted it, but since they broke up, i really have no way of getting it from her

Yay for the internet
#10
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I went to Warped and the dude from that band was telling us about them. So my friends ex bought the CD and i wanted it, but since they broke up, i really have no way of getting it from her

Yay for the internet


break into the bitch's house and steal that ****

mission impossible style
#11
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Well I've never heard of Modern Life Is War so I like the sound, the beginning of the second song reminded me a bit of Aussitot Mort, and I love that band so there good in my book, I guess I'll look up Modern Life Is War then haha.
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#12
Quote by Aveks
I was gunna say, "I don't hear it, either"...


But I listened closer and I hear it in the second song on their myspace.


The comparisons I established:

1. The background vocals at 1:08-1:25 sound almost exactly like the ones on Midnight In America.
2. The song mimics lyrical content from MLIW's "Young Man Blues" and "Big City Dream".
3. Guitar playing is remotely similar, but lacks the ebbing rhythm/echoing distorted drone of MLIW (e.g. the beginning of "Marshalltown" and "The Outsiders").


Modern Life is War is certainly a major influence on them, don't get me wrong. I'm not surprised that you can see plenty of similarities in their styles, I just feel like it's unfair to call them a MLIW rip-off when they do in fact sound quite different.

Also, "Prophet in Plain Clothes" is likely their stab at something "MLIW-like" in style. It's slow and plodding, droning and heavy, just like MLIW at times. The rest of their material is pretty unlike that one song.
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Your mom was formerly a slut.

/burn



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#16
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I've been burnt worse sleeping in a refrigerator.


1. I wasn't adressing you.
2. It was a crap joke.
3. It's not called burning when it's cold, though it probably hurt.
4. ...why would you sleep in a refrigerator? If you'd like, I'm sure I could find you a different place to sleep. Here, try this link - http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/shelters.html I'm sorry you've been stuck sleeping in a fridge, it sounds cramped, and I'm sure you deserve better.
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#20
The vocals sound a lot like MLIW to me, but I feel like these guys are a little more exciting. I dig it.

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#21
maybe im late to the party on this one but i just kind of stumbled on these guys.

sounds alright so far, im not noticing the MLIW comparisons as such apart from some drumming in the 2nd track
#22
this band is meh to me.
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#23
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this band is meh to me.

I second this

nothing special, band has barely done anything (even as Sluts). Only reason I can see as to why they're signed to bridge 9 is because Jay Maas runs one of the best recording studios in New England.
#25
These guys are a great band and awesome awesome dudes. Ive followed them since the beginning of sluts. I'm really good friends with the rhythm guitarist (he used to work at my starbucks) and he refers to me as "nephew" haha Jay comes into starbucks constantly and always sends the dudes hes recording in. I always hang around with that band hahaha
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#29
I recently heard the new full length. It's pretty decent.
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#30
Travels is decently good.
The track Prophet In Plain Clothes really threw me off with the acoustic part of the song.
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#31
They're ****ing good, bro.
That loser shit's right out the window!
#33
liking travels more and more. at times its a little bland, but i appreciate where theyre coming from with it and some of it is really enjoyable.

i interviewed jay, he had some interesting things to say.
#35
^ jay was saying the crowds usually love blessed burden but he prefers playing some of the tracks like everything went quiet. i think i also read somewhere that he was kind of sick of the fact that everybody just dug that one song.
#36
Quote by Frenzied
I like this band. Their lyrics are a bit more interesting than the majority of bands around right now.



yeah seconded, ive been meaning to check this band out for awhile. this thread resurfacing on the main page made me do so. interesting stuff
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#37
i played with them last week with energy.

really awesome live show, i dug it
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#38
Quote by Manos15
Saw them open for Have Heart a couple weeks back, wasn't impressed. Basically a MLIW rip-off. It was funny when they were making fun of this kid that wouldn't move up for them though.



How can you compare them to MLIW? There is no comparision
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Quote by atlmetal
i played with them last week with energy.


Me too, haha. Energy wasn't very impressive but Defeater ruled
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