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How I Became a Pirate: If My Body Stops Running, My Mouth Never Will

How I Became a Pirate: If My Body Stops Running, My Mouth Never Will

How I Became a Pirate
If My Body Stops Running, My Mouth Never Will
Bronx, NY
www.hibap.com

Have you ever gone to a show and the band starts you out with something with a solid beat to get your toes tapping, gradually build up and bring all the band members into the song… kind of, break the ice between you and the band? Yeah, well that is so not How I Became A Pirate. These guys totally say hello with an in-your-face-here-is-what-we-play and cue crazy dancing! It’s bands like this that I’m always so curious how they culture their voices to be able to last the entire time, but regardless, HIBAP manages to integrate that with everything else and the balance is excellent. “To My Biggest Fan” is clearly their strongest track with layers of harmonies and they already have the chanting in the song that is obviously not sung by them in concert, if you know what I’m saying. If My Body Stops Running My Mouth Never Will is sadly only four tracks, but I’m sure there is more where HIBAP is playing live. Maybe if you bug ’em they’ll release more.

Iris Karasick is a music reviewer for AudioXposure.com.

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