Band: CRITERIAGenres: Punk / Rock / Garage / Indie / Alternative / Emo
Related artists: Cursive, The White Octave, Smashmouth, Lullabye For The Working Class,
The Mogis Brothers and Slowdown Virginia.
Country: Omaha, USA
Years Active: 2003-2005
Song: "The Coincidence"
Album: "En Garde"
Label(s): Saddle Creek Records / Initial Records
This post's artist is from the March 2014 Mix. This is track #15.
You can download the March 2014 Mix#2 right here.
For fans of: Stephen Brodsky, Foo Fighters, Cursive, Weezer, Nada Surf, The Mark Inside,
Andrew WK, Cursive, Mansions, Cave In, Death From Above 1979, No Knife,
Recover, Manchester Orchestra, Kid Kilowatt, (mid) Standstill, (later)
Hopesfall, John Vanderslice, Riddle Of Steel and Harvey Danger.
If college rock, 90s emo and Steve Brodsky did some kind of existential collaboration it would probably sound like CRITERIA. This band is the brainchild of Stephen, the former Cursive guitarist. He has a strong, booming voice which is coupled with very solid instrumental backing that dabbles in Cursive/No Knife palm muting and noodling territory, while the vocal stylings have a strong resemblance to Stephen Brodsky and Rivers from Weezer. My wife and I also feel that CRITERIA shares similar song structures and broader, more obscure lyrics with bands such as Mansions.
CRITERIA has a thick rock sound, and should have been much more popular. There's nothing groundbreaking here, but if you're looking for a solid, anthemic rock album - here are 2. Download the discography and decide for yourself.
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.
2003 - En Garde cd/LP
2005 - When We Break cd/12"LP
2005 - Prevent The World cd/7" single
2005 - Lagniappe Comp (contributed "Bookeeta")
(2003) CRITERIA - "The Coincidence" (from 'En Garde')
(2003) CRITERIA - "It Happens" (from 'En Garde')
(2005) CRITERIA - "Draped In Blood" (from 'When We Break')
(2005) CRITERIA - "Run Together" (from 'When We Break')
(2005) CRITERIA - "Self Help (G-Force Remix" (from 'Prevent The World' single)
CRITERIA out-of-print discography mp3 download