Review: This Is Home | Charlie Siren

For those who like:  A Day to Remember, Bomb the Music Industry!, The Early November

            Charlie Siren is a five-piece pop punk band out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and sound like they fit right into the Warped Tour scene. And it turns out they should because they were selected as winners from a Battle of the Bands competition to play the well attended festival. This Is Home is the second full length from the band that was out this past October and has many pleasantries in the mix.

            If you are someone who is always in a rush or does not like to take their time with things this band is for you. Not to say that the band is that way, but they play very FAST.  When listening to This Is Home I was genuinely shocked when drummer Paeton Gillette keeps such a rapid pace while equally paying as much attention to the symbols and everything else occurring at the given time; you can especially hear it on songs like “Carry On” and Better than Colorado.

            As the album progresses you do get similar sounding riffs and parts here and there in the tracks but overall, the musicians are very impressive. Each song is very well transitioned into the next to make it flow seamlessly into one another. The album as a whole is upbeat, fast, fun frenzied and furious, however I do wish that they changed it up at times to draw a new audience into the mix.

            The song “Open Road” is a nice homage to life on the road, letting the road guide you to wherever your heart desires. It must be particularly relevant to the band that is constantly touring. “Till the Cows Come Home” was the track that I enjoyed the most off the new record with people talking and laughing in the background as the band plays, it truly creates a party like setting, which you can picture. At the end of the song, you hear someone use a lighter to light a cigarette maybe, take a drag, blow out smoke and the song ends, a great way to tie up a party track.

            I do believe that Charlie Siren will go on to do great things and be a regular on the Warped Tour circuit. With a DIY ethic and large fan base we will see more from them in the future, for sure.

Release Date: October 15, 2013
Rating: 3/5
Run Time: 25:34

Track list:
1. This is Home
2. Carry On
3. Better than Colorado
4. Sink_Swim
5. I Promise
6. Rearranging Rooms
7. Open Road
8. Til the Cows Come Home
9. Foundations
10. Rearranging Rooms (acoustic)

Charlie Siren is:
Tane Graves: Vocals/Guitar
Shelby Fisher: Bass
Paeton Gillette : Drums
Aaron Reed: Guitar
Dustin Reed: Guitar

Written By: Chelsea Conte