Seconds Away = The Used + Gift Anon + Drive-Thru Records
OK, I put Gift Anon in there because of the tender vocals. They should send their CDs only to Drive-Thru Records and Jade Tree and call it good. Seconds Away are pretty good at making emo that doesn’t suck, thanks mostly to their un-cheesy, somewhat solemn chord progressions and the infrastructure of their music, which has enough changeup and semi-epic energy to keep one’s attention. Only when the vocals hover dangerously near the olfactories might you twitch for your Colt.