I’ve been a fan of Five Iron Frenzy for a long time, and around this time two years ago, I was bringing you a review of their “comeback album,” Engine of a Million Plots. It’s a great album that holds up up, and now, they’ve released an EP of B-Sides and rarities originally recorded for EOMP.
Between the Pavement and the Stars is a deep, haunting album that’s perfectly suited for a dark and dreary winter that is lacking snow but suffering from an abundance of rain and discontent.
I purchased my copy of the album about a month ago, and I love every track! Here’s the official track list:
- God Hates Flags
- Blizzards and Bygones (All Frost and No Thaw version)
- Into the Storm
- To Astoria!
- Between the Pavement and the Stars
Stand Out Tracks
How do I list stand out tracks on a six-song EP? Especially when they’re all so cool! “God Hates Flags” earns a special place in my heart for it’s sharp political insight. And while I’m a serious fan of frontman Reese Ropers full-ranged vocals, “Blizzards and Bygones” and “To Astoria!” are fantastic, being sung by bassist Scott Kerr and trombonist Dennis Culp respectively.
Between the Pavement and the Stars is a mature album that is well worth your time. These songs are so good that I can’t figure out why they weren’t included with EOMP or at least released as a digital album-only downloads after a few weeks. Either way, I’m so very class to have them now.
– 5.0 Stars – Why haven’t bought your copy yet?