Spring Offensive Mixes the Killers with the Cure and Adds a Twist of Tim Burton.

Spring Offensive is a relatively unknown band in the states but that may soon change in the next few weeks. Fans across the U.S. may undoubtedly know who this band is once their album, “Pull Us Apart” drops on June 21, 2011.

Combining the sounds of the Killers and the Cure, Spring Offensive blends dark lyrical songs with modest tempos and unique melodies. Influenced by Death Cab for Cutie and The National, Spring Offensive will introduce their England brand of music to the United States in the band’s re-release of “Pull Us Apart.”

The June 2011 release will include all seven songs from the UK edition and will add a 14-minute concept song called, “The First of Many Dreams About Monsters.” The lyrics on “Pull Us Apart” are phenomenal. The band’s ability to play storyteller to a dark, disturbing score will translate well with modern day fans of that genre.

The band’s music fits well playing underneath a Tim Burton film but how it transcends into success is unknown at this point. The only thing I see Spring Offensive finding difficult to overcome is their unique sound and Tim Burton-like lyrics. That’s not to say the band can’t accomplish it as the Killers and the Cure were able to find their niche in this top 40 musical landscape.

This album is not for everyone. However, if you like dark, haunting scores with lyrics that tell a story, Spring Offensive may be for everyone. Tim Burton fans come forward; Spring Offensive’s “Pull Us Apart” is the soundtrack to his genre of film.


Jason Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online. He is also the author of the novels, "Hello Lesbian!" and "Anonymous." Email Jason at jason@zoiksonline.com.
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