Merry Christmas I\'m Cheating (acoustic)

Before Braille

Merry Christmas I\'m Cheating (acoustic)
Performed By Before Braille
Album UPC 884501141468
CD Baby Track ID 5147509
Released 2009-01-01
BPM 123
Rated 0
ISRC ushm20988125
Year 2009
Spotify Plays 199
Writer David Jensen
Pub Co David Jensen
Composer David Jensen
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - Arizona


Before Braille's early influences were from a number of independent bands like Fugazi, Rocket From the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Piebald, Cursive, or even more mathy or emo influences like Braid, No Knife, Faraquet, The Promise Ring, Jimmy Eat World, etc. W


Before Braille album spanning the history of the band. 20 SONGS! 2 Triple split songs newly recorded + 3 songs from The Rumor recorded acoustically + 5 out of print compilation songs + 10 brand new & unreleased. A new album and a flash to the past all in one!

Past reviews: (there were many. here are the first two i ran across)

CMJ New Music Report Spotlight
Brad Filicky, CMJ

There must be something in the water in Mesa, Arizona. The same town that gave us Jimmy Eat World has now given us Before Braille, a band that specializes in the heartbreaking lyrics delivered passionately over a syncopated but poppy guitar crunch that has come to define the term "emo." And everybody knows that emo is the music du jour for sensitive punk boys and girls right now, but if emo goes out of style, Before Braille will likely still be rocking shows long after most of the Chris Carraba wannabes have left the building. The reason? For one, the band has some killer musical chops and aren't afraid to use them to get its point across. And two, the songs are the right balance of Fugazi obliqueness and Cheap Trick power-pop. "A Cinema Spine" is sure to be a fist-in-the-air anthem at the band's live shows and "Jaws Of Life" is a tune that may just make the ladies cry. Hey, we all need a good cry now and then, don't we?

Before Braille
Jason Kundrath, CMJ

If California's Vagrant lays claim to the finest roster of hook-laden emo-core and D.C.'s Dischord has a stronghold on the cutting edge of angular post-hardcore, it kinda makes sense that the two sounds would meet somewhere in the middle on Arizona's Aezra label, where a band called Before Braille brews its own unique blend of rock for the new millennium. Seething with salt, sweat , honey and asphalt (not unlike seasoned AZ contemporaries Jimmy Eat World), this foursome delivers a positively commanding performance that betrays its relatively recent appearance on the radar. Each track on this sampler of songs from the upcoming full-length is brimming with texture and taste. Like Get Up Kids without the sentimentality or Fugazi with an eye toward the mainstream, Before Braille deftly delivers the best elements of both sonic camps. In one convenient package, you get not only a highly melodic, pop sensibility but also a challenging rhythmic stutter that keeps the whole affair from ever getting stale.

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