Release Date: Oct 4, 2011
Record label: Hopeless
Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Emo-Pop, Punk-Pop
NOT Paramore. But not bad at all... Let’s address this one head on: We Are The In Crowd are going to draw Paramore comparisons off the back off this full-length debut, whether they like it or not. Taylor Jardine’s vocals bear a striking similarity to Miss H Williams throughout ‘Best Intentions’, but there is more to be found when the surface is scratched.
Following the release of debut EP Guaranteed to Disagree in 2010, and successful stints playing the Vans Warped Tour and opening for All Time Low, punk-popsters We Are the In Crowd offer their first full-length with Best Intentions. Staying true to the uptempo melodies and the co-ed dual vocals of Taylor Jardine and guitarist Jordan Eckes that initially perked up listeners, Best Intentions doesn’t diverge much from the band’s established sound, but shows enough growth to keep things interesting. Lead-off single “Rumor Mill” capitalizes on the co-ed vocals, as Eckes and Jardine take turns at the mike to illustrate the he said-she said aspects of a breakup, while “The Worst Thing About Me” looks at a failed relationship from the perspective of the one dumped.