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Before Braille hails from Arizona, so it should be no surprise that this emo-tinged quartet with rock sensibilities shares a common bond with fellow statesmen Jimmy Eat World. The 15 tracks that comprise THE RUMOR are pristine enough to be considered artsy, yet manage to rock out a lot more than your average indie band. Very much like JEW, Before Braille knows how to manipulate melody, aptly shown on the ultra catchy "A Cinema Spine", and can rock out with some bonafide aggression, displayed on the mellow rage of "Goodnight Quiet Noise". Well composed yet not wooden, Before Braille walk the line between bleeding hearts and bloody knuckles well, making for a balanced breakfast that fits well in between your Dashboard Confessional and Thursday feedings.
- Mike SOS