Slip Into Something More Comfortable
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||Drink Life to the Lees||Asteria||3:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Pet Names & Fake Fights||Asteria||4:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Lesson In Charades||Asteria||3:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Taste the Touch||Asteria||2:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Slip Into Something More Comfortable||Asteria||2:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hold Fast Stay True||Asteria||2:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||See You In Virginia||Asteria||2:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Midnight Fix||Asteria||2:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Second Chance to Make a First Impression||Asteria||3:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Just Enough to Make It Just||Asteria||4:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
There's no doubt Asteria want a piece of the pop-punk pie. For their Broken English debut Slip into Something More Comfortable, the Indiana crew have competently studied up on the emo formula made popular by bands before them like the Starting Line. Their album is basically ten slightly different reconfigurations of pleasant vocals that strain with earnestness, choruses that swell into catchy explosions of ringing guitars and propulsive drumbeats, and lyrics that are equal parts wide-eyed optimism and angst-filled doubt. Asteria aren't reinventing anything here, nor are the guys even trying; yet that's not really the problem. Every song is sufficiently hook-filled and fun enough to garner them a healthy little fan base ready to sing along to every note at every show, and the band exudes a certain down-to-earth charm that is refreshing in the face of many of their smug peers. But too much of this album is simply nice enough for the time being, and not exactly memorable enough to demand repeated listens. There are some exceptions — most notably the vivacious "The Taste, The Touch" where driving guitars build into a blissfully infectious chorus — but elsewhere Asteria is simply content to just be satisfactorily pleasing and inoffensive. This ten-song set is a good starting point and shows definite promise. However, Asteria aren't quite there yet, and they're going to need an extra oomph of something — stickier hooks, more dynamic arrangements — to push them over the edge from being simply adequate into necessary listening.
love these kids
been listenin 2 them forever now on purevolume. basically uber excited they made it big
something from nothing
God, i remember back in the day when i first saw you guys. you where just a no name outof crown point, IN and now look at where your at. i love the new cd to death. As a matter of fact as i sit here writing this i am listening to one of your songs. A Lesson in Charades is my favorite but The Taste the Touch is a close second. The variety of song styles leaves nothing to be desired when listening to your music.
Good ol Seth, cool dude...and great band no doubt..Asteria is Great at what they do.. and you guys should buy "Hold Fast, Stay True"...its the most amazing song....and in the meantime, YouTube their name and you can see the making of "Hold Fast Stay True" in a video they have!! It's pretty kool...
Formed: 2003 in Crown Point, IN
Years Active: '00s