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In Each Appropriate Everlasting And Not

by Open Choir Fire

Jerky, Screamy, Pretty
Genre: Rock: Grunge
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Things You Have To Do
3:47 album only
2. Candle
2:51 album only
3. Oh Grace
4:22 album only
4. Nice And Neat
3:32 album only
5. Pooh Crisis
3:09 album only


Album Notes
“It’s Talking Heads inventive. It’s Kings of Leon soulful. It’s Pixies rockin’.”
-Bobble Tiki, Weekly Volcano (Tacoma, WA)

“Open Choir Fire’s new EP assembles a richly diverse collection of sounds and styles.”
-Katie Sauro, Seattle Sound Magazine

“OCF has the potential to be one of the more vigorous rock bands around Seattle.”
-Tom Scanlon, The Seattle Times

“…strafing guitar attacks over repetitively bouncy bass and
drums, with anthemic vocals closing out the onslaught...there’s not a weak song here.”
-Abe Beeson, KEXP (Seattle, WA)

“Pairing quirky Talking Heads-like innovation with the lo-fi soul of Modest Mouse…”
Taylor Mason, CMJ

“…it’s a piece of solid craftsmanship, a preview of what they could do with a full length”
Ericka Fredrickson, Missoula Independent



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the graze

I likes me some ocf
Open Choir Fire is a great band, and they're especially good live. This CD captures their live energy in all its glory, while the performances remain flawlessly executed and produced. That's quite a trick. Each song on this CD is fantastic, though "Oh Grace" is probably my favorite.

CD Baby

While Open Choir Fire leaves hints of the Pixies, Fugazi and Jawbox on the brain, their focal point is one of distilled inspiration without extraneous additives and preservatives, without imitation and derivative writing. With an ability to be simultaneously jerky and abrupt, screamy and excitable as well as helplessly pretty and effortlessly sweet, the broad palette they draw from spins quite an album of color and style from grunge to indie to emo and back, all the while pulling their listeners along like a fish hook through the navel. Yes, there is something raw and gutsy, brash and unapologetic driving these songs but in only five tracks, this group stirs up some serious fun.


More than the Sum
Combining 80’s D.C. hardcore, the jerky rhythms of The Pixies, and the guitar fireworks of Sonic Youth, Open Choir Fire create melodic and catchy post-punk music that is more than the sum of their influences. The best song on their EP is the first track “Things You Have to Do,” which opens with a Motorhead guitar riff and then starts and stops like The Pixies produced by the DFA.