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Californian hardcore band Saosin has achieved an amazing amount of respect from the underground scene. The band held a structured fan base even before the release of the band's first EP, Translating the Name. Pre- orders for the record were extremely high as devoted fans, starving for the CD after being teased with a sampler located on the band's site, quickly brought the EP to the #1 spot on Smartpunk.com's Top 100 CD orders. To put it simply--Saosin is the name on everyone's tongue that nobody can pronounce.
Beau comments, “At the time we started the band, we were actually listening to a ton of Bjork and Sunny Day Real Estate, and I remember thinking how cool it would be to start a hardcore Bjork band.”
Past reviews read about this CD compares Saosin to the likes of popular hardcore bands such as Glassjaw, Taking Back Sunday, and Finch. Saosin seems to be in a league of it’s own. Guitarists Justin and Beau swap powerful-yet-melodic riffs, with Chris on bass and Alex on drums. Anthony covers the lead vocals. Every note, so clear and perfect, dumbfounds you as it is quickly joined by well-executed screams that give the hardcore genre its label.
“All of the lyrics I write for this band are inspired by the members of the band. The whole new record, all the songs that I'm writing, are going to be about the tour and the time that I spend living in Beau's garage. They are all about members of the band, the band as a whole, them as my friends, our time together, and the fears that come with it all (with the exception of SEVENYEARS, which is the last thing I wrote in my pre-California life),” Anthony says.
"Saosin... it was our singer's idea. Saosin, it's this Chinese proverb, which means... like... keep your heart small, because nothing is forever. You know. Don't let yourself get attached to something, because that thing's gonna be gone eventually."
Thanks to Jess P for submitting the biography.
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AG vs. COVE | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/27/2008
all these newbie "fans", ofcourse would think that cove is better than AG , mainly because none of them were around to hear SAOSIN before AG left and formed circa survive . long story short AG was hands down the better vocalist, cove tries to hard to, he just doesnt have the impact that Anthony Green had.
Saosin | Reviewer: y U c K ƒ O u | 8/4/2008
dont even comment about saosin if you only like 'em post AG.."AG is saosin!!" and its pronounced "say-ocean" btw, look it up..they should've changed the bands name when AG left..its like listening to a totally different band..from a hardcore band to a mainstream alternative band..if you're going to listen to their songs saosin AG and saosin cove without knowing it was saosin you would easily mistaken them for two totally different bands because of the style not only the voice..I suggest they change the name of the band to finish the war between AG and Cove fanatics..me? I personally like AG than cove, not that i dont like his voice..its just that i like hardcore bands better.. _\,,/
wasting time | Reviewer: Sheila on 77 | 8/1/2008
I don't think AG has better live pfmnce than cove. They both better on CD's.. But cove made this band vry popular than AG.
But ovrall,saosin's strength is in their band.. Great riff n soo melodic. Stop comparing AG and cove
The Drummer | Reviewer: Justin | 4/15/2008
I think both singers have a lot of talent but Anthony Green fits the band and is SAOSIN. Oh well, beside that fact Alex is the best fucking drummer out there. Listen to his bass beats. He's awesome.
Lol. | Reviewer: Saoson hardcore fan | 3/24/2008
All you fucking idiots talking about how Cove is better than AG are just new fans. If you were a devoted fan back when AG was in Saosin, you'd know AG kicks Cove's ass.
Cove is a talented singer, but really, to say that he can even compare to AG...is moronic. AG's voice is not forced. Cove's voice is forced. AG sounds exactly like he does on the album when he sings live. Cove sucks ass live but sounds decent on the album.
Saosin | Reviewer: Jesse | 3/5/2008
Saosin is amazing..amyone that says anthony green is better than cove is full of shit..saosin needed a singer with more passion and a little bit of a harder voice and anthony didn't have that i mean he's a great singer but circa survive is where he belongs and cove belongs in saosin...that is all
(Insert Title Here) | Reviewer: Sebastian | 2/22/2008
Ya, Saosin is a great band, but to tell my honest opinion. I like Cove Reber better than Anthony Green. Live? They both don't sound like they had any voice lessons...but even on album Green still has the same unique 'forced' voice. They manage to clean up Reber's. So, 4/5 on the band, for every member on their skills, until Cove Reber can sing melodically live. = /. Go Saosin, your still kick ass.
anthony green | Reviewer: ninjapwnz | 10/9/2007
anyone who knows saosin should know about anthony green, and how amazing he is. the Album "voices" is a piece of shyt compared to translating the name. Efrens got the right idea.
cool!! | Reviewer: heSAOSINaruto | 9/18/2007
COOL! I LOVE SAOSIN very very very much!!
i really like YOURE NOT ALONE,FINDING HOME,FOLLOW AND FEEL,ITS SO SIMPLE,VOICES,and.. ALL their songs!
hahaha! thankyou very much SAOSIN,for all ur music!
GO emo!GO SAOSIN!
"saosin" | Reviewer: E.C. | 8/28/2007
hi. "saosin" might mean xiao xin - read siaosin - which literally means "small heart" and is a word that actually means caution. its a good choice for a band name.
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