Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | Photos | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

My American Heart - Meaning In Makeup Review
by Jen Procop

.
The "altpress" just came out with their lists of best and worst for this year and guess who got the most "underrated" band of the year? Interpol..nope (but that was a good guess) It wasn't My Chemical Romance, the Used or Alkiline Trio either but the nod went to The San Diego based emo punk band "My American Heart"...Heard of them? No, me either until their new release, The Meaning in Makeup" arrived on my doorstep.

The boys from My American Heart are certainly not veterans on the music scene and at eighteen, they are just beginning to make decent music but it's exactly that...decent, very decent. They explain that they don't compare themselves to any band but rock to their own "retro feel" and whatever they mean by that, it works. There is some good music being make and played here, chock full of guitar riffs, explosive drum sets and excellent arrangements. A few tracks like "Don't Sleep", "We are the Fabrication" and "Keys to my Organ" break through as instant repeats on the CD player.

One of the most surprising things about this CD is the maturity in their lyrics and the process behind "The Meaning in Makeup" where they address the pressures of looking "beautiful" and how we define beauty in our culture. That's a whole lot of thoughtfulness from a hardcore teenaged emopunk band! Cudos to My American Heart for having a lot of talent and vision....there had to be a reason that they got the nod for the most under rated band of the year.


CD Info and Links

My American Heart - Meaning In Makeup

Label:Warcon
Rating:

Preview and Purchase This CD Online

Visit the official homepage

More articles for this artist

tell a friend about this review

.

Fan Speak Your turn, post your comments and thoughts on this review and CD. But hey keep it clean, we wouldn't want to have to wash your mouth out with Old Spice.


They call you
What do you think ?:



.
News Reports
.
Day in Rock:
Metal Singer Thinks U2 'Are A Violation Of People's Rights'- Slipknot Reveal Their New Masks- Jack White Slams Rolling Stone- Linkin Park Concert To Be Filmed For TV- more

Day in Pop Miley Cyrus Faces Possible Jail Time For Twerking Incident- Chris Brown Humbled By Jail Experience- Kanye West Went Into The Studio With Lorde?- George Hamilton IV RIP- more

Yesterday's Day in Rock: Howard Stern Addresses Retirement Rumors- U2 Meant To Annoy People With Free Album Says Bono- Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Have Lip Sync Battle Jimmy Fallon- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain

MorleyView: From Light Rose The Angels

Death - Leprosy

Road Trip: Under the Volcano: Fun Erupts on Star Flyer Cruise to Nicaragua

Godsmack - 1000hp

Rock Reads: An Ozzy Osbourne Day-by-Day- Teenage News Issue 2

The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story

Devo - The Men Who Make the Music

Hot In The City: Voodoo Sex Cult's A Year and a Day

Anthrax - Chile on Hell

Rock Reads: Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James

The Chimpz - Self Titled EP

On The Record: Kodacrome - Aftermaths

Kyle Hollingsworth - Speed of Life

Meridian - The Awful Truth

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson - Thick as a Brick - Live in Iceland

ZZ Top - Live at Montreux 2013


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

Ozzy Sets Home On Fire

Santana, Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie Reunite at Journey Show

Ted Nugent's Wife Arrested

Iron Maiden Tops Billboard's Hot Tours Chart

Pop Star Fergie Names Son After Guns N' Roses Frontman Axl Rose

Jack White Recording New Songs With The Dead Weather

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington Reveal EP Details

The Who Releasing Massive Super Deluxe Edition of Tommy

Paul McCartney Talks New Song and His Plans Never To Retire

August Burns Red Announce Special Screening of Documentary

The National Curating Grateful Dead Tribute Album

KISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons Announce Book Signings

Mike Portnoy Reveals Full Progressive Nation At Sea Lineup

Saxon's Biff Byford Explains Evil Look Was Down To Illness

Astrid Kirchherr's Early Beatles Photos To Be Exhibited Next Month

Gene Simmons and Engelbert Humperdinck Footage Goes Online

Red Fang Streaming New Song ' Blood Like Cream' Online

Sammy Hagar Compares Les Paul Guitars To Muscle Cars

What Do Crocheting And Rock 'N' Roll Have In Common? Deap Vally

Classic Rock Going Country

Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

North Korea Reportedly Execute 12 Musicians

Jay-Z Releases Holy Grail Video Featuring Justin Timberlake

Big Sean in Fall Out Boy's New Video

Thousands of Justin Timberlake Fans Flood 'Take Back The Night' Filming

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O Unplugs

Miguel Covers Pink's Just Like A Pill

Eric Church Going In A Different Direction With 'Chief' Follow Up

Kip Moore Has Almost Finished New Album

Juicy J Twerk Tweet Ends Up As Scholarship Competition

Danny Brown's On Stage Sex Act Was Not Planned

Bastille Trace The Best Of British Rock, Including Morrissey's Pompadour

Singled Out: Dulcinea Renee's Pictures Of You

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
The Screen Door superLOUD A Journal of Musical Things Lloyd Zeffler blog Demolish Mag Nightwatcher's House of Rock CJ Chilvers Deja Voodoo The 1st Five thecopycat.biz Hard Rock Memorabilia Day in Rock @twitter


New Mystery Book from
antiMusic's Dawn Marie Fichera!
.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!

 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2013 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.