We really enjoy hearing from you here at
United By Rocket Science. Being given the opportunity to hear new and different sounds from our area and beyond only broaden our horizons and help us to expand the music we feature here. With that said, we'd appreciate it if the artists that submit music for review take a moment to familiarize themselves with the blog to better understand what we cover. I feel that minimal investment of time will go a long way in helping you decide if these are the best hands to leave your love and passion with.
Princeton New Jersey's The Fax Machine Situation might have benefited from that investment and gotten a return on it by skipping right over U.B.R.S. when submitting material to the many local entertainment outlets.
Add the Fax Machine Situation and their EP "Breakfast at the Pagan House" to my short list of the most unlistenable releases of 2013. Not since the Gone Quite Mad's self titled over indulgence has a release moved me in such a negative way. Though "System",
"Finding a Pause", "Bullseye Blues" and "Breakfast at the Pagan House" are respectable musically with their blend of laid back and jazzy vibes. It's Katie Henkels whose voice would be best described as an ice pick to the ears. As the EP begins I found myself racing for the volume with the hopes of saving my eardrums from the caterwauling that immediately ensues. (Imagine in horror, attempting to make it through the opening track of a record. Hoping in vain that the next would somehow, be better.) Unfortunately, braving the following three was no pleasure cruise either. Though I'm sure this would bode well in some cafe or back room parlor. I find it to be a rather bitter pill to swallow. James Damion
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