'There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins' From The Breaking Pattern
'There are Roadmaps in Our Veins ' is the debut album from Arizona rockers The Breaking Pattern, engineering by Cory Spotts the record was certainly in safe hands, having worked with other esteemed Arizona acts including The Maine, The Summer Set, BlessTheFall, Greely Estates, and Job for a Cowboy.
Lead singer Derek Hackman described the album as a vocal illustration of a break up, 'Let Love Go' consists of some anthemic vocals and reverb-soaked guitars making for a euphoric and equally lovelorn summery sound, and is my favourite track of the album.'
The guys have taken strong influences from Real Friends and The Wonder Years but 'The Rapture' reminds me of old school rockers The Spill Canvas. For a debut this album is really special, with a strong sense of their passion and commitment to their music.
'Act Natural (Keep your composure)',is one of the heavier tracks of the release, with a sound of a more heavier 'Never Shout Never' with a strong catchy chorus, sure to become a fan and gig favourite, and from what I've seen these guys sure don't disappoint live either.
Although I'm still not sure what genre this album would come under, being a mixture of many, combining indie rock, pop punk, emo and punk rock. This gives the album a wider appeal, and is definitely worth checking out.
These guys have been around a long while playing in other bands and their wealth of experience and talent proceeds them, this is a strong debut with their current set up and I look forward to hearing more of them.