Karrigan’s My Conscience Got the Best of Me
Karrigan, one of the up and coming bands I got to hear at my first Warped Tour, have come out with their debut album, My Conscience Got the Best of Me, which brings an odd combination of familiar sounds and vocals that left me a little feeling unmoved and uninspired.
The beats on most of the songs were definitely something you can bob your head to. Still, I feel like this is something I’ve heard before. It’s almost like they mixed the angst ridden vocals of J.T. Woodruff from Hawthorne Heights and the pop beats of the likes of Jack’s mannequin and Something Corporate. Songs like “Love Triangles can be Fun but the Corners are so Sharp” are perfect examples of that familiarity I feel as I sat there listening to them. But, they do have one song that is a refreshing change of pace called “Summer Shadez”. I love the chorus because it is so freeing. You can close your eyes and see yourself hanging with friends.
In the end, I think that Karrigan’s familiarity mixed with their attempt at refreshing sounds leaves something to be desired. If you want to listen to something you can dance to, sure this is the album for you. But, if you want to hear something new, this isn’t it.