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"MVTH Self Titled Album Review 1"

Music Versus the Heart • self-titled • Sorry for the Memories Recordings • Music Versus the Heart is a melodic rock band that makes their songs just catchy enough without over doing it. The band has tempo changes throughout the album which keep it entertaining. Slower songs such as Just Between the 3 of Us and Epic incorporate back up vocals to add a different harmony appeal to the music. Songs such as Intro to Life keep the energy of the album high. Between the harmonies and guitar hooks, this disc is one that will be hard to put down. (KB) - Impact Press


"MVTH Self Titled Album Review 2"

Music Versus the Heart is a band whose name is truly apropos in the sense that it is difficult to separate the feeling in your chest from the sound in your ears as you listen to this CD from start to finish. Their sound is powerful and raw, yet it still pulls at your heartstrings.

For the most part, their sound captures the essence of the late-1990s emo rock style, paying tribute to such bands as Texas is the Reason and The Get Up Kids (circa the [u]Four Minute Mile[/u] era). Their singer’s voice, which seems to mimic Jeremy Enigk’s (Sunny Day Real Estate), conjures up aural images of this time period in emo history. This is not to say that MVTH is a copycat act. While they incorporate the essence of the sound of these bands, they still maintain a core sound that is uniquely their own, occasionally riding right on the invisible line between hardcore and emo, giving a subtle, but distinctive edge to their sound.

Another thing that makes this CD great is its variances in mood. Some songs, such as “Finding Isabel”, have a soft, sweet disposition, whereas other songs, such as “Firecracker”, have a more powerful feel. These shifts in mood bring this album to life. As your heartstrings are being tugged, the music pulls you left to right through all of the emotions that are part of the human experience.

The only real weakness in this album is the production quality, which is not horrible, but has the somewhat muffled sound that is common from releases on independent record labels. It is far from the worst production out there though; all of the parts are listenable and distinguishable, and the vocalist is audible. MVTH would be a great band to see live and hear their music in its true form.


-Andrea Caruso

- Independent Clauses


Discography

music versus the heart "....it starts at the end." EP - 2004

music versus the heart "music versus the heart" LP - 2005

new EP coming summer of 2007!

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Bio

The band started out in the summer of 2001 when Andy and Nick met through the musicians wanted feature in a local magazine. They played as a two piece with a couple different bass players but never got serious until Gary joined in the summer of 2002. Seth joined the band near the end of recording there 1st full album and has been a huge help in evolving the bands musical taste from something that was a bit unfocused style wise to something that today is much more cohesive than it was just a few years ago.

The band played a lot of shows in 2005 to support there album but had a very bumpy ride all of 2006 with family members passing away, band members weddings and sort of a lost sense of direction stemming from all that.

The band has regrouped though for 2007 with a plan to release an EP in the early summer and start playing out live again.