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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
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The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Fat Possum
I Love You Airlines
Fairytale
self-released

Rating: 7/10 ?


June 5, 2007
Fairytale, the four-track EP from the charmingly named pop-punk act I Love You Airlines, was written, produced and released by the band themselves. As mentioned, the sound is punk of the poppier kind - think an updated version of Republica, and you have ILYA in a nutshell. It's an upbeat listen that doesn't demand much of its audience; all you have to do is lean back and absorb, alternatively jump up and shake your groove thang.

"March 4th" is the stand out song on the abbreviated release, with a catchy melody and some nice sing-a-long do-do-do-dooos. The track is primed for college radio, and of the four it best showcases ILYA's promise. A solid place to start, "March 4th" raises hopes that the band will develop further for future releases; as it is now, their sound is a bit too similar to the gazillion pop-punk acts out there already.

I Love You Airlines do know how to craft a good song, and if they put their mind to it, and stake out their very own path, bigger things might happen. Also, with a band name like that, how could you not love them at least a little?

Reviewed by Daniel Svanberg
A contributing writer for LAS, Daniel Svanberg now lives in Boston, far far away from Sweden, where he once lived, although the weather is the same.

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