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The Front Doors

The Front Doors – BIG TIME

Yes you are reading this correctly, they’ve come out with another record just 7 months after their last one!

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For those who didn’t see the first review, The Front Doors are a fuzz-pop/rock & roll band out of Long Island/Queens made up of Steven Joyce on bass/guitar/vocals, William Hargrove on drums and Michael LoSchiavo on bass/guitar/vocals. To date they have two full lengths, Open which was released in January, 2016 and their newest record BIG TIME which was released in August of 2016.

Reasons your ears deserve this:

-Consistent writing, you always have something new to look forward to

-Fun, upbeat rock n’ roll with catchy hooks and tasteful instrumentals

My favorite track on the record is Up The Wall.

You can listen here.

Up The Wall is my favorite track on the record for a lot of reasons, and I’ll explain them! The song starts off with a simple drum beat and chord progression which is then accompanied by Mike’s vocals. They throw in a little spice with a drum fill and break that gives the verse some subtle depth. This song has the most catchy chorus of any The Front Doors song(in my opinion.) “I don’t really want to dance with you, but I really really don’t want you dancing with him.” The descending chords that sync perfectly with “dancing with him” make this hook that much catchier. Add in some well-placed vocal harmonies and you have a song that is sure to get stuck in your head.

The Front Doors have such a good formula for writing catchy, engaging and alluring songs that are short and sweet and leave you wanting more. Each track on BIG TIME has it’s own little flare of creativity and catchiness that makes the record so great.

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The Front Doors

The Front Doors – Open

The Front Doors-Music Your Ears Deserve

The Front Doors are a garage rock/fuzz-pop band out of Long Island/Queens made up of Steven Joyce on bass/guitar/vocals, William Hargrove on drums and Michael LoSchiavo on bass/guitar/vocals. To date they have one full length, Open released in January, 2016.

Reasons your ears deserve this:

-Fun, energetic, impressive and hilarious live show

-Keep getting better every time I see them

-Great harmonies and talented multi-instrumentalists

After seeing these guys a good few times, I knew they wrote solid songs and performed them very well. I was stoked to hear that their first release Open did such a great job capturing this bands sound and feel.

At a recent show, shortly after the release of Open, The Front Doors put on a kick-ass show at GUSSY’s bar in queens. The fun they were having on stage was contagious for the whole crowd that was watching. At one point(sorry Steve) the guitarist was ripping a solo and fell off stage but caught himself on the staircase below without missing a beat. It was hilarious and impressive at the same time! They also have some of the funniest banter of any band I’ve ever seen. So, combine three fun, funny, talented multi-instrumentalists who write great music and you have The Front Doors.

My favorite song on the record is Without Her.

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Without Her is a catchy, combination of good lyrics, great vocal harmonies and a lively feel throughout the song. It’s one of the slower songs on the record which helps you focus on the vocal melody and how well it fits. The guitar, drums and bass stick together tightly in this song. While the guitar and drums keep rather similar throughout, the bass does a solid job to back that catchy guitar progression while throwing in some really cool fills, especially in the chorus.

The chorus of Without Her is one that is sure to get stuck in your head.

“I am lost without her, I am lost, I am lost without her, I am lost. But I’m(so much(fucking)) better off”

Overall, Open does a great job capturing this bands fun, fuzz-pop sound while giving the listener some great hooks, melodies and harmonies that will make them want to listen to this record over and over. Their writing style gives you short digestible bites with each song, with the longest song being only 2:46. I’m really excited to see what these guys will put out next and you should be to!

 

Check out their debut record Open for pay your own price here.

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