False Report is a band that hasn’t played by anyone’s rules. Their latest EP Tear The Pages is proof that great emo music in Colorado isn’t going anywhere. Their fourth release in just as many years, Tear The Pages is the sound of False Report hitting their stride. Striking a more somber tone than some of their previous work (which says a lot for this band), they touch the nerve of something special with this release.
Before forming False Report, lead vocalist Alan Andrews Jr. was grinding the local and national scene with his dance punk band The Photo Atlas. After disbanding in 2015, Andrews shifted gears and formed False Report. While still sticking to his punk roots, Andrews’ songs for False Report proved to be simpler and contemplative, yet straight to the point.
Tear The Pages sees False Report coming fully into that sound, producing something that hits in all the right places and checks all the boxes for what fans of emo / pop punk want in a record. It’s one of those albums that makes creating solid and catchy pop punk sound so easy.
Recorded at Red Wall Audio, Andrews credits producer Alex Scott with helping push them in a different direction. “We definitely took our time and were more poised and prepared than we’d ever been. Especially for me on the vocals. I was ready,” says Andrews. “It gave us time to do a lot of listening back and helped us get everything locked into its right place.”
This style of emo is coming back in a big way, with False Report on the forefront of it in the Colorado scene. Having never compromised and stayed focused on the music they’ve wanted to make, False Report is simultaneously at their best while their style of pop punk happens to be coming back into the limelight.