This May Be The Year I Disappear
After releasing a competent yet un-essential post hardcore debut album ‘Rodeo and Picasso’ with the proving ground of Fueled by Ramen records, Recover moved on to release something more mature with the confusingly titled e.p ‘Ceci n’est pas Recover’. Snapped up by Universal, ‘This Maybe…’ and a subsequent tour with Jimmy Eat World, represents the top of the evolutionary tree after their embryonic beginnings as a Green Day covers band. Two old songs are given a facelift here; ‘Push Push’ a melodic emo/post hardcore piledriver and ‘My Only Cure’ a down to basics riff inspired offering.
Of the newer material, it is the more melodic efforts of the aptly titled closer ‘Big Choruses’ and ‘La’ with it equally anthemic refrain that hold the attention rather than the more contrived punk standards like ‘F***k Me for Free’ the likes of which thankfully are few and far between on this noteworthy and surprisingly eclectic release.