Standard Thompson
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Standard Thompson

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF
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And 'since 1996 that the Standard Thompson are in circulation, but the original lineup is Mike HJ Left alone, the singer, other members have joined in this "journey" from 2007 onwards and Drew Lerdal, keyboardist, has even entered on a permanent basis, while working as a producer of this new CD in October of last year.
To me, this combo based in Minneapolis, is a welcome change and after listening to the preview on his site, I wanted to deepen the whole audience "More Noise For The Broken Hearted."

From bio that have elapsed since the beginnings of the band full of punk rock and that over time the boys were being fascinated by a more mainstream sound. This CD is the right match between a certain pop punk with Quietdrive and the adult alternative charts in style from The Calling, the perfect definition it can be found on their website: "Melodic, hook driven guitar rock with power pop and catchy simplicity that you can not help but to sing along with ". And it is true, this disc will make you sing for his entire (short) duration.

MN4TBH start in a particular way for a group like this: instrumental overture incorporates the theme behind the title track, turning it into a ride-epic that could easily be the soundtrack of an adventure film by Steven Spielberg and port - the first real song of the album. "More Noise ..." is an anthem of the CD: urgent and melodic at the right point, it will not come more out of your ears. Not a breather between this and the solar "Life Of Sunday Mornings", is another catchy song, this time flavored sound.
"Fireworks" sees a plan to the Vanessa Carlton show mingle with a carefully arranged electric. These first three songs are among the highlights of the album, but not the only ones: listen to the powerful ballad "White Noise" or the more gentle "Leaving Season". The last slow, "Words To Get Back", it seems the son of a strange relationship between Poison and Nine Days.
The vitality and danceable "Everything You Need" is present in version "Wes Anderson Style, which I imagine refers to the director known for his quirky films where the protagonists are often folk pop music, this version of the song is indeed slowed and arranged in acoustic accompaniment of strings.

If you've been puzzled by my words of praise, take advantage of this surprise you that we do: the band-convinced of the goodness of the music-propia decided to make available to readers weChameleon the whole album!
We ask you to download it from this link, listen and leave feedback on this review. And above all, to continue to support the good music: MN4TBH if you like it, buy it! - We Chameleon


Discography

Fireworks EP - 2010
More Noise For The Broken Hearted - 2010
It Just Rained Here Yesterday - 2008
It Still Rains Here Everyday - 2005
Bittersilvermorning - 2003
Diva - 1999
Because You're Young - 1998

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"Melodic, hook driven guitar pop rock with power and catchy simplicity that you can't help but to sing along with." I don't remember who said that about us, maybe I made it up!...I am Mike Hjelden and I started this band in 1996 in Minot ND. After 4 full lengths, several eps and much more to come. Here we are. We have played so many venues in the mid west that I have lost track. Most notably the 2 incredible nights at First Avenue Main room. Some packed houses at The Fine Line. Playing a crowded hockey arena with Keanu Reeves group "Dogstar".

ST has had a very fun and successful last few years especially with plays all up and down the television dial. We were used in the 2006 Super Bowl as halftime highlight music, as well as numerous MTV plays. This all happened thanks to a publishing deal we landed on our 2004 EP "It Still Rains Here Every Day" which was recorded and produced by Matt Kirkwold and James Harley from World Record Productions (Quietdrive, Lucky Boys Confusion, Danger Is My Middle Name). The EP saw great success in the US as well as Japan.

Our latest full length release, "More Noise 4 The Bro/ken <3ed", was released March 2, 2010 a product of a complete (and very very natural) reformation of the band, lots of excitement and talented new songwriters / musicians joining forces. It showcases a brand new highly elevated maturity and musical detail that the legacy that is Standard Thompson was striving for.

Though the lineup has changed, (I am the only remaining original member) we have prevailed with great people and even better ideas. ST is now stacked with creative and brilliant musical minds which include the amazing Jordan Keating on drums, the brilliant Aaron Winter on guitar, the man! Dan "Danger" Behrens on bass guitar, and producer extraordinaire, Drew Lerdal on everything else. We've been compared to acts like All American Rejects, Butch Walker and Jimmy Eat World. I hate trying to put our style in some sort of box, but since we usually love the acts we're compared to, we'll take it!

Our live show has a pretty intense energy and really fun vibe. Keep an eye on our calendar and come hang out with us.

Love you for listening! - Mike from ST