Paint Me Irrational
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Paint Me Irrational


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"Paint Me Irrational: Never Be the Same"

I like to spread Gainesville’s music around in Florida. My iPod is my sidekick, our mission simple: Helping others listen to good music. From Miami to Talla-nasty, we’ve been getting the job done for a couple of years now. Still, I’m constantly amazed that good music is routinely produced every day by local bands who love music enough to just try to make an EP, a CD— sometimes even just a MySpace page. Then, about twice a year, a CD comes to me for review that goes above and beyond expectations.
Never Be The Same is that local album of 2009. The first time I listened to it, all I could think was “These guys can’t be local.” I went to their MySpace and checked; nope, definitely Gainesville. Okay, what label are these guys on … oh, unsigned. Well, hmm. Is a local band supposed to be this good? This polished? Are they allowed to throw in a clever piano melody in “Every Empty Inch” or have instantly memorable lyrics in “Memory is for Old People?” Someone sign this band already!
Paint Me Irrational’s sound is easy to describe: Think Saves the Day (“In Reverie” era) meets Format with a twist of All American Rejects thrown in with piano interspersions. “Category 5” exemplifies this formula with the poppy vocals, darker undertones and overall catchiness of the song. This pattern flows throughout the EP as songs move along the spectrum of what this band can do, like in the eerie “Letterbox.” What makes them memorable is that their sound, while comparable to other bands, is distinctly their sound—they made something unique, something entirely “Paint Me Irrational,” and that’s hard to do. I’ve been reviewing albums for two and a half years now, and here it is, Gainesville: The first local album I’m giving 5 stars.
- Lindsey Smith (Insight Magazine)

"Paint Me Irrational"

The show on Sunday at 1982 Bar may not carry the mystique or cultural appeal of its predecessor but it's a show that still deserves to be mentioned. Paint Me Irrational, a young quintet-turned-quartet based in Gainesville will head up a melodic rock show that has a tweeny commercial appeal.

The music at this show is going to be radio-catchy in a New Found Glory, Dashboard Confessional, Fall Out Boy sort of way, which strikes me as poignantly contemporary. The pop-punk, melodi-core movement has grown considerably over the last four years and the rise of bands like Paramore, and Panic At The Disco only cement the genre's popularity. These bands, including The Bride Wore Black from Queens, N.Y., are capitalizing on a cultural shift in pop music and doing it respectfully.

Expect the expected, and enjoy the soft, sentimentalism of Paint Me Irrational and the synth and auto-tune laden rock vignettes of The Bride Wore Black, because frankly, it's hard not to. - The Gainesville Sun


Never Be the Same EP.
Singles (Every Empty Inch, Category Five).



Andrew Lovette and Stephen Hare founded Paint Me Irrational in Gainesville, Florida. After a few lineup changes, Jordan Williams and Joe Seidel, solidified PMI’s stage presence. The band’s music quickly evolved and grew, and so did their fan base. After releasing their “Never Be the Same EP,” Paint Me Irrational scheduled shows to perform with Between the Trees, The Audition, and John Ralston (Dashboard Confessional). Paint Me Irrational is influenced by artists like The Format, Jack’s Mannequin, Relient K, Damien Rice, Taking Back Sunday, and Never Shout Never.
Paint Me Irrational uses clever lines and catchy harmonies to captivate audiences of all ages. Their music is unique and exciting, no two shows are ever alike. They bring a lot of energy to the table, and are able to influence others in their music circles.