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DRIVE BY
I HATE EVERYDAY WITHOUT YOU KID...
RIOT SQUAD

Not even remotely as violent as their name (or their record label's for that matter), New Jersey quartet Drive By sound way more pedestrian than they let on. Falling somewhere in between Senses Fail and My Chemical Romance, this outfit relies on huge hooks ("You're Not Alone") and emotive compositions ("Maybe Someday", "The Hand That Cuts") that belong rocking arena-sized stages. A bit too innocuous for the harder side of the fence, this group plays as passionately as Jimmy Eat World with the musical acumen of The Used or Yellowcard turning up on "Rolling on the Vine" Sounding primed for mass consumption, Drive By's stellar songwriting sets them apart from the rest of the pack, making this 11-track disc something the MTV2 generation can sink their teeth into.
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- Mike SOS