Review: I Call Fives
This morning I was watching Warped Wednesday on Fuse, and they played the music video to Senses Fail’s “Buried A Lie.” It made me nostalgic and I couldn’t help but miss the days of sitting by my CD player, changing out CDs and just bobbing my head along to the fast paced guitars. Now I know what you’re thinking. What does this have anything to do with the new I Call Fives album?
Well, it has a lot to do with it, actually. As soon as I hit play on the self titled debut full length album from the quintet, I immediately fell back into the same nostalgia I had experienced earlier. So much so that it’s almost hard to focus on writing this instead of whipping out all the mixed CDs I made back in the day. (Wow, do I sound old yet?) This is the type of album that I wanted in my life in high school for those days when I drove around with my friends with the windows down, just enjoying each others company. This was the album I wanted when I lost touch with some of those friends. This was the album that should have been the soundtrack of my summers. I guess it’s better late than never, yeah?
My only complaint about this effort really is that it never once slows down. Every song boasts the rocking guitars and smashing, in your face drums that just lead me to believe that I Call Fives would be brilliant to see live. However, I would have liked to hear just one slower song, if only to get my one ballad fix. It’s like I’m on a ride that just drops without the upward climb to allow me to catch my breath. That, of course, is only a minor complaint though because while it never once slowed down, it was a ride I much enjoyed taking.
(Also, a little fun fact, Buddy Nielsen, lead singer of Senses Fail, is their general manager. What a crazy, random happenstance, no?)
New Jersey pop punk contenders I Call Fives will kick off The Late Nights Tour on August 6 in Chico, CA, following their stint on the Vans Warped Tour from July 19 to August 5.1 note