the boy from which your accent comes

Party For the Grown and Sexy is the latest effort from DC-based You, Me, and Everyone We Know. While promising at parts, the EP fails to make a splash on the whole.

Though laden with catchy hooks, bouncing rhythms, and genre-approved titles like “I’d Be More Interested If You Were Already Spoken For”, YM&EWK lacks any trace of originality to set them apart. More often than not, the listener is left comparing them to higher-caliber acts. The songs often come across as Panic! At the Disco throw-aways, and one can’t help but notice the similarities between “…Because I Spit Hot Fire” and Brand New’s far superior “Jaws Theme Swimming”.

That said, “…Because I Spit Hot Fire” is one of the better tracks on the album, along with the call-and-response group vocals of “The Press War”. You, Me, And Everyone We Know has the potential to hit big, but they need to put their own spin on things if they don’t want to suffer a life of comparison to the bands they’re currently imitating.

Party For the Grown and Sexy dropped in 2008.
You can download the EP for free here.

2 thoughts on “the boy from which your accent comes

  1. val February 11, 2008 / 3:50 pm

    regardless, “you, me and everyone we know” by miranda july is like, my favorite movie of all time.

  2. Christopher February 29, 2008 / 9:38 pm

    I just picked this EP up at absolutepunk.net and was blown away. Im looking forward to seeing these guys at bamboozle.

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