Standbye - Days Spent Waiting
Guilt Ridden Pop
So kids: do you like Rainer Maria? Are you Christian? Well then, have I
got the band for you. Standbye is a group of 3 nice boys who play
instruments, and one nice girl who sings. Almost like Rainer Maria, except
that instead of writing songs about loving a fellow bandmate, songs are
written about loving God. Whatever. I'm not a practicing Christian, so if
I can block out the words and just focus on the music, the CD is almost a
carbon copy of RM. I mean that in the nicest way. The music is very
delicate and yet very furious, and I can almost taste the raw emotion in
each track. The whole "God" thing just loses it for me. If you're in a
Christian band, why does EVERY song have to be about God? I mean, "normal"
bands are able to write about multiple topics (i.e. beer, girls, and
politics). Why can't Christian bands expand their writings too? But I
digress. So if you are Christian and you dig emo, definitely check out
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