Fire Drill Album Review: The slow-fast, quiet-loud combo that takes place on Mumblr’s new record, The Never Ending Get Down, creates a fantastic and entertaining dynamic. The Philadelphia foursome try to break some from their earlier punk/emo tag as they incorporate a much more unique approach that includes at times swirling jazz and rhythmic vocal play moments. This tweak to their formula works well as the songs and lyrics were based on lead singer/guitarist Nick Morrison’s dreams. This lets the listener interpret what they want during the mellower times and let loose when The Never Ending Get Down rocks out. At the end of the day, there is nothing wrong with labeling Mumblr a little bit emo because this record runs on an emotional high but I think this album goes back beyond their years with tons of alternative rock undertones similar to bands like Hum and Jawbox. It is that edge and drumming guitar grind that has Mumblr repeatedly slipping back into my playlist and making The Never Ending Get Down their best record to date!
Fleeting Youth Records
– Reviewed by Thomas Wilde