Should melodic hooks, a dark transparent soul and intelligent introspection be mutually exclusive? Not if you ask Sullivan, the North Carolina rock band whose debut album "Cover Your Eyes" boasts a surprising mix of instrumental depth and instantly memorable pop-leaning crooning while still maintaining a dark lyrical transparency. Produced & mixed by James Paul Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, Underoath, Paramore), the album is shocking in its depth, recalling the greatest moments of Jimmy Eat World and My Chemical Romance while carving out a niche that is distinctly Sullivan's sole territory. Sullivan has come leaps and bounds from when singer/guitarist Brooks Paschal and bass player Zach Harward were writing songs with a drum machine a few years ago, adding drummer Phil Chamberlain (brother of Underoath vocalist Spencer), keyboard player Jeremy Stanton and guitarist Tyson Shipman to fully realize their sound and their shared dream of truly connecting with fans emotionally.
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Derek from Shell Lake, SK Canada
Oct 22 2007
5/5 wow, i'm not one of those "OMG!!1!!, these guys are the best!!1!!" kind of people. But i'm going to be completely honest, this is the best pop rock/pop punk album I have ever heard. I don't listen to a lot of this genre, but this album takes the cake and more. Every song, from start to finish, thorough and well written. Every song is catchy and far more original than nearly any other band i've heard in the genre. I can listen to this album from start to finish without fail. lyrics are awesome.
I think its cool that these guys are a christian band, they sing about what they feel they should sing about and they do a fantastic job.