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As We Speak

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"San Diego Band As We Speak Brings A New Sound To Music"

As We Speak: Lost in the Station

With the advent of “heavier than thou” nu-metal and the seventies “garage-rock” revival, it seems that few bands are keeping music technical yet forthright. In a period when image and stage presence tend to rule the airways, San Diego band As We Speak settles for a more softened sound—and holds this through their first full-length album Lost in the Station. Self-described as “Poetic Indie rock with an eclectic rhythm section,” the band’s quality shines through like a beacon to the jaded masses. The album is certainly catchy: reminiscent of Neil Young’s guitar attack, the reverb-laden riffs of the Velvet Underground and the psychedelic inter-weavings that would make any classic rock buff smile. As We Speak, comprised of members Daniel Kirkpatrick (vocals/guitar), Jeff Smith (guitar), Jordan Cassidy (bass/vocals), and Jonny Hardcastle (drums), has existed for a little more than a year and half and secured many live dates in the San Diego area. I found this album relaxing yet insightful—and it certainly proves a good “driving” album for those of you hitting the road any time soon. The subdued cadence of the drums and the thick bass lines stand like a thick hand poised for massage—ushering the listener into a mellowed room.

Track 2, entitled “Moonlit Mile” has a great riff in the beginning, and the vocals are innocent and not overbearing. Full harmonies flank the line, “I don’t know why” and aid in the somber mood of the song. Track 7, called “Last Waltz” reminds me of some sixties British invasion B-side…I just keep coming back to this song. The chords are simple and straight-forward, and the liberal use of reverb brings the song back to the musical influences of this band (Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Led Zepplin). I also dig the tenth track, deemed “Temptress”…probably because I am a sucker for minor chords and walk-downs. I think this song is the same chords to a Devo song, yet the stripped-down plucking and sizzling drums causes the listener to quiet down and ponder the heart-broken lyrics.

Overall, As We Speak: Lost in the Station is a GREAT album—pick it up from their website and chill for awhile. Keep on truckin’…
- Steve Potorke of the Talon Journal (Seattle, WA)

"XM Radio"

As We Speak is our "Artist to watch out for in the future."

- October 2005 - Billy Zero

"Great Release!"

Feedback: Lost In The Station is a pleasant release with strong vocals and nice musicianship. Lyrics are well-crafted. Would like to hear more from this band as its clear the musicians and production are top-notch. Particularly liked Diamond Fist, They'll Send You Away and A Crime Is Born. - Rankin of

"Reaction was Immediate to As We Speak"

Feedback: In our showcast, from the last month, we've been played those following tracks; 1- DIAMOND FIRST -(4 times) 5- THEY'LL SEND YOU AWAY -(2 times) 11- A CRIME IS BORN -(1) The reaction to track 1, was immediate, and the audience was curious to know more. We've been played tracks 5-11 and it appears satisfactory reaction from our audience. LOUIE DUVALL producer,host CKRL-FM 89.1 QUEBEC CITY,CANADA - Louie Duvall CKRL-FM 89.1 Quebec city, Canada

"Netherlands Radio Station"

Feedback: Lost in the Station by As We Speak is for me a very good album. Great songs with beautiful lirics and a good piece of music behind it. I already played Diamond Fist and House of Cards in my show. And tomorrowevening I will play 2 other songs of the album. Listeners where also satisfied with the 2 songs I already give airplay too. As We Speak keep on going and the Rockprogram Cracks will promote you in the Green Hart of the Netherlands. Jaap Hoek Cracks Rockshow Tuesdayevening 19.00 - 21.00 hours (GMT +1) via livestream. - Jaap Hoek of Alphen Stad Fm Netherlands

"Near Perfect!"

As We Speak received 4.5 stars out of 5 for their album "Lost In the Station."

Lead Vocals "4.5 stars out of 5"

Musicianship "4.5 stars out of 5"

- Foley Entertainment - Eugene Foley of Foley Entertainment


Lost In The Station 2005 Shake Recordings

singles: Moonlit Mile, Diamond Fist, A Crime Is Born


Feeling a bit camera shy


"Poetic Indie Rock with an eclectic rhythm section." That's how the Seattle group of four, As We Speak, describes their recent body of work. With influences including U2, Death Cab For Cutie, & Coldplay, these skillfully equipped hipsters have been tabbed "the artist to watch out for in the future" by XM Radio's Channel 52.

As We Speak is currently receiving spins on more than 100 commercial and internet radio stations in over 20 countries worldwide. Not bad for a group who cut their first full length album "Lost In The Station" within the past calendar year. Make sure to pick up a copy of AMMA Magazine's May 2006 issue where As We Speak will be featured in a half-page article as well as on the included compilation disc. You can find their excellent tunes on every major digital download service imaginable (including Apple's iTunes Music Store). Consistently beating out hundreds of bands in radio contests, live performances, & licensing opportunities, it's only a matter of time before the fellas take their show to the national stage.