Orange Island The Shape of Calling

Sounding like a drop-D tuned Saves the Day or Jawbreaker, this Clinton, MA, quartet fuses gut-quaking East coast post-hardcore rhythms, à la Quicksand, with up-tempo 6/8 emo waltzes. With the addition of tender piano fills on "The Pledge of Allegiance," complimentary dual guitar interplay and intelligent and earnest lyrics, Orange Island is able to avoid the inherent pitfalls and limitations of the genre on this debut, six-track EP. (Iodine)