“Preludes” by I Was Totally Destroying It

April 12. 2011 | By Hillary Smith

I Was Totally Destroying It
[Greyday Records]

Curtis Armstead (guitar), John Booker (guitar, vocals), James Helper (drums), Rachel Hirsh (vocals, keyboards), and Joe Mazzitelli (bass) are giving us a look at their deeper side with meaningful lyrics and catchy beats. They are saying what we all want to say, and they are having a damn good time. “I may hate myself, but I hate you all so much more,” sings Booker in opening track, “Wrecking Ball,” which displays the band’s signature DGAF attitude. Hirsh’s vocals add both spunk and authority to the album with an airy, yet sturdy, ’80s kind of style. Her sound is reminiscent of Hayley Williams of Paramore and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast. The five-piece, power pop band has created 10 well-balanced, catchy tracks that elicit a deep and more ambitious sound than the usual power pop sensation.

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I Was Totally Destroying It Spring 2011 Tour:

03.25 • Sandy Springs, GA – North River Tavern
03.26 • Auburn, AL – The Independent
03.27 • New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
03.28 • Houston, TX – Mango’s Cafe
03.29 • Austin, TX – Emo’s
04.01 • San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04.02 • San Francisco, CA – The Hemlock Tavern
04.05 • Long Beach, CA – The Blue Cafe
04.06 • San Fancisco, CA – El Rio
04.07 • Medford, OR – Johnny B’s
04.09 • Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
04.11 • Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
04.12 • Boulder, CO – The Rock n’ Soul Cafe
04.13 • Omaha, NE – Slowdown
04.14 • Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
04.15 • Minneapolis, MN – The Beat
04.16 • Chicago, IL – Elbo Room
04.17 • St. Louis, MO – Lemmon’s
04.18 • Newport, KY – The Southgate House
04.21 • Raleigh, NC – Sessions at Studio B

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