SCENES FROM A MOVIE
ONE BIG SPARK
Big hooks, sparkling vocals, and memorable guitar lines adorn the 11-track debut from West Virginia's Scenes from a Movie, a quintet who sound suspiciously like Fall Out Boy. Despite the lack of emo originality, this band dishes up a subtle slice of contagious pop-punk on tracks like "Irukanfji" and "Hang Your Halo". Driven by a pair of guitars that mean business while keeping the jams bouncy enough to hum in the elevator yet rocking enough to play an occasional air guitar to, if you dig All American Rejects, The Academy Is, or innocuous modern punk rock in general, THE PULSE is a tough disc to pass up.