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The Massachusetts quintet known as The Casual Lean juxtaposes TMZ.com pop-rock gloss over substantial smatterings of smart and unique indie rock on the stunning 10-track offering SWEARS. Jarringly well-placed vocal phrasings keep the flow on cuts like "Torch" and "Third Degree Burns" refreshingly unpredictable while the ferocious musical unit behind the in your face frontman known only as Justin skillfully drives the vehicle through all types of musical terrain from pop to funk to emo with grace on tracks like "Cut the Kite" and We Made A Killing". Chances are if you dig anything on the mainstream radar in rock today from Fall Out Boy to Incubus to RHCP, then you'll fall in love with The Casual Lean's stylistic predilection and unencumbered rock sensibilities on impact.
- Mike SOS