Stop It!! - Self Made Maps (2006)
Stop It!! are a Richmond, VA band with a member or two in the fantastic newer group Brainworms. Stop It!! is less straightforward than Brainworms, opting instead for a very dark DC driven sound. At times I hear Hoover and at others Fugazi influences, but Stop It!! keep it fresh with interesting signatures and a screamy singing style, that at times resembles actual singing.
I dont have much more to write on this one.. I havent totally digested this album as of yet. It had the same serios of event as the Suis La Lune album where I felt into it then just wanted to listen to other things. But I think that has more to with a genre mood than any particular thing about this band. As of now I am fully back into this release and finding many twists and turns to keep my ears interested. It is powerful and emotive and doesnt fall into the same traps that many emo hardcore bands have the tendency to do.