when we break





Criteria. According to Webster’s Dictionary, it is “a standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based”. According to Saddle Creek Records, it’s the rock & roll brainchild of ex-Cursive member Steven Pedersen. Criteria first issued En Garde in 2003 and now follow that work up with this tasty little ditty, when we break. Chunky guitar riffs clash with the dual vocals of Pedersen and four-stringer AJ Mogis to form fully-realized, punchy indie rock songs with a purpose. Standouts include “Kiss The Wake”, “Good Luck”, “Run Together”, and album opener “Prevent The World”, each proving in its own inimitable fashion that this guitar and vocal combination is a keeper. Painted with a similar brush that Knapsack used on This Conversation Is Ending, Starting Right Now and that Far employed for Water and Solutions, with a splatter of the vocals of Sunny Day Real Estate’s Jeremy Enigk, when we break is a painting for the ears and the soul, a rock record that makes you want to jump around and sing out loud. And that's something that everyone needs every once in a while.

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