Search the City

A Fire So Big the Heavens Can See It

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Search the City sport a name far too pedestrian for their sweeping sound. Comfortably placed next to emo standard-bearers like Jimmy Eat World, Search the City nonetheless stand out with their anthemic choruses and dynamic swings between soft and loud. “In This Scene You’re Just an Extra” rides the tension of hushed vocals and frantically tapped strings right into a wide-open field of melodic guitars, and “Son of a Gun” opens with a stately organ before twisting guitar leads and galloping beats carry the song off. They should have called the album “A Sound So Big the Heavens Can Hear it.”

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