By: Emily Zemler
The Sirens of Greek mythology were captivating sea beauties with incomparable voices that mesmerized sailors and lured them toward shipwreck. Nowadays, sirens are usually an indicator of impending disaster as they blare from atop ambulances. The moniker of Boston-based band the Receiving End of Sirens is not, however, a sex joke from Odysseus’ galley. Instead, it underscores the notion that we hear emergency sirens so often, but rarely consider for whom they’re crying out.
Comprised of bassist Brendan Brown, guitarist/keyboardist Casey Crescenzo, guitarist Alex Bars, drummer Andrew Cook, and guitarist Nate Patterson, TREOS shifts between hooky pop rock and dark post-hardcore on their debut album, Between the Heart and the Synapse. A cohesive epic of crime, imprisonment, and escape, the album is a linear narrative whose partially ambiguous elements are strung together with frequent repetition of the line “This is the last night in my body.” Vocals by Brown, Crescenzo, and Bars further embellish the storyline as their lyrics overlap and intermingle, supplying the tale with three differing perspectives. Anthony Green, singer of dramatic rock act Circa Survive, guests on several songs, as do three members of Lux Courageous, enlarging the ensemble like a giant Greek chorus that chants the story in unison.
TREOS is preparing to take their less involved (but no less intense) live show on the road for half of the upcoming Taste of Chaos tour, the Warped Tour’s winter sibling, which features Thrice, Deftones, Story of the Year, and more.
Taste of Chaos dates with the Receiving End of Sirens:
2/16, San Diego, CA (San Diego Sports Arena)2/17, Phoenix, AZ (Mesa Amphitheatre)2/18, El Paso, TX (County Coliseum)2/20, Dallas, TX (Nokia Theatre)2/21, San Antonio, TX (Freeman Coliseum)2/22, Houston, TX (Verizon Wireless)2/24, Jacksonville, FL (Metro Park)2/25, Orlando, FL (Tinker Field)2/26, Miami, FL (Pompano Beach Amphitheatre)2/28, Atlanta, GA (Gwinnett Center)3/1, Norfolk, VA (Convocation Center)3/3, East Rutherford, NJ (Continental Airlines Arena)3/4, Philadelphia, PA (Tweeter Center)3/6, Portland, ME (Cumberland County Civic Center)3/7, Boston, MA (Tsongas Arena)3/8, Hartford, CT (Expo Center)3/9, Poughkeepsie, NY (Mid Hudson Civic Center)3/10, Niagara Falls, NY3/11, Detroit, MI (Cobo Arena)3/13, St. Louis, MO (Family Arena)3/14, Chicago, IL (UIC Pavilion)