Duffer | Everything Up in Flames

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Everything Up in Flames

by Duffer

Indie rock lamenting the end of classic pop rock. A tribute to our early idols (like Weezer, Foo Fighters, and Superdrag) and the current indie rock stylings of Jimmy Eat World, Hey Mercedes, Pete Yorn, The Get Up Kids, and The Promise Ring. Enjoy.
Genre: Rock: Emo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Rock Never Stops
3:10 album only
2. Blue
3:03 album only
3. A Million Smiles
3:07 album only
4. Name and Number
2:28 album only
5. Together Rhymes With Clever
2:27 album only
6. The Process of Letting Go
1:41 album only
7. Telephone
1:55 album only
8. No Logical Answer
3:36 album only
9. The Road Home
5:12 album only
10. Everything Up in Flames
3:22 album only


Album Notes
Howdy. Before we launch into the whole pompous, yet highly organized biographical data (if I may say so myself), perhaps I should tell you a little bit about this album in a more personal fashion. This is our first full-length release. We were/are young and this album portrays the confusion that the high school age entails. While we are no longer in high school, this is an account of those years--heartbreak and rock & roll. You know, the essentials. Musically, it is full of oddities. It opens with temple chants, closes with a 70s wah-wah breakdown, and the middle is comprised of everything from an 80s metal guitar solo to hand claps and "heys!" to spastic yawlps. At this point you may be saying to yourself, why would I want this? Well let me let you in on a little secret... We aren't really as self-assured as the following biography may lead you to believe. And if you don't support our rock music, we'll simply be crushed. Josh will recoil in shame and frustration. OK maybe not that vulnerable. But hey, just drop us a line and let us know what you think. Buy the disc if it strikes your fancy. But rain or shine, we'd love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by.
Love, Duffer

Glenn Yoder (vocals, guitar)
James Hansen (bass)
Josh Simon (drums)

ABOUT THE ALBUM: "Everything Up in Flames" was recorded in November 2001 at Fatt Traxx studios in Carrollton, TX with producer Mitch Anderton (Ghoultown, Big Time Hustlers). The actual recording process was a difficult period of time. Drummer Ryan Shea quit weeks before the booked studio time leaving songwriter Glenn Yoder to play the drums and then overdub his vocals and guitar later. The album also captures long-time, yet since departed guitarist Brooks Monroe's amazing guitar skills in his last documented effort with the band. He was replaced by Five Times August singer/guitarist Brad Skistimas before the album was released in March 2002, later Skistimas parted, cutting the band down to three.

CONTENT: Yoder wrote the album over an 18-month span, beginning with a break-up of the band's original core and later a reformation with a slightly altered line-up. Themes tend to deal with unrequited love, the bonding ability of rock music, and even a song about bi-polar syndrome. Songs such as the radio-friendly "Telephone" and "Together Rhymes with Clever" are upbeat, catchy melodies, whereas other tracks like the slow ballad "The Road Home" take the album into quieter areas.

PRESS: "Duffer brings an edge to the 'indie pop in a box' sound comparable to such artists as Jimmy Eat World and Superdrag...Everything Up in Flames is recommended to someone who has just had his heart smashed, enjoys the newly emerging indie pop sound or is looking for an alternative to the current local music scene."
-Joe Buglewicz, "The Marquee"

"The band have a sort of weakness for 80´s metalrock but mind you, you don´t hear that as long as not if you agree with me that Cheap Trick are a nice 80´s popband with metalinfluences. „Everything up in flames" is made without the financial help of a label, all much indie you know and Duffer are kind of the missing link between 80´s fuzzpopbands (The Cars, Cheap Trick) and current bands like Foo Fighters and Sugar. It really does click and during 30 minutes you get energetic powerpop that is not afraid of any commercial influence...a nice discovery!"
-Dreams Never End (Belgium)



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This album is really good. I listen to a lot of this style of music and beyond, and while I may disagree with some of the things other bands do and stand for, I believe Duffer gets it right. This album is kind of simplistic, just guitars, bass, drums, and vocals. It's raw, unrefined, ROCK AND ROLL. I'm giving it 5 stars simply based on the fact that it is a good quality listen showing strong songwriting and camaderie between the members. I listen to this disc a lot and you will do the same. A quality buy.


No one rocks it like the Duff....
Everything Up In Flames ... a great first record by a great local band where I live. This record introduces us to the songwriting of front man Glenn Yoder - who's full of catchy and melodic rock tunes that will most definitely cause a foot tapping or two on your part. The album as a whole is put together very well as far as song placement goes, you won't hear any songs that sound the same, nor will you get bored with any of the songs, It keeps you interested and wanting to know what is next. It only takes one listen of this album to make you a Duffer fan... so join the alliance. Rock!! Personal favorites include Blue, A Million Smiles, Telephone, Together Rhymes With Clever, and The Process of Letting Go.