Last year, relient K was an unknown band that Gotee Records took a chance on. This past spring all that changed when they hit the road for a 60-city tour with The O.C. Supertones and Switchfoot. Relient K’s sophomore album, The Anatomy of Tongue in Cheek, will most likely shoot them even further into the limelight. From the aptly named “Kick-Off” to the worshipful ending of “Less is More”, the CD is filled with catchy melodies, intelligent lyrics and numerous pop references.
Songs like “Sadie Hawkins Dance”, “I’m Lion-O” and “May the Horse Be With You” are as unique and playful as you would expect from these guys. “Failure to Excommunicate” takes the listener to a deeper level. “Less is More”, lovingly referred to as “The Piano Song”, showcases another side of relient K. It is acoustic and mainly based on the melody of a piano. Drummer Dave Douglas is featured on lead vocals in the song “Failure to Excommunicate.” Matt Hoopes (guitar) also steps up to sing lead on the song “Those Words are Not Enough,” which he also wrote.
All in all, this CD shows that these boys are a force to be reckoned with. This album shows that they are not just another pop-punk band, but a genuine band with real talent, both lyrically and musically.
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