BUDDYHEAD

Errortype: 11
Amplified To Rock
Some

errortype is back with another noteworthy and solid release. accomplished songwriting and awesome production made this album one of the highlights of the record reviewing process for me this month. all the elements in this gem just simply ROCK. these guys deserve so much more attention. the credits in the sleeve say something about jerry only doing handclaps and supplying burgers or something. i have no idea what that means, but it sounds pretty punk don't it?

- Aaron Icarus


 
CMJ

Errortype: 11
Amplified To Rock
Some

The second effort by New York's Errortype: Eleven, Amplified To Rock, does exactly what its title implies: rocks, loudly and mightily. The album boasts enough dynamic surprises to keep you perched on the edge of your seat, despite its relentless clamor. Led by the coarse, raspy vocals of ex-Mind Over Matter guitarist Arty Shepherd, ET: 11's menacing post-hardcore roars like a gale-force wind. Amplified To Rock is a rock 'n' roll tower erected on a foundation of solid songwriting and strong melodies, which provides the album with a commercial radio-ready luster. While most of Amplified To Rock is loud enough to wake a bear out of hibernation, the album's polish prevents it from ever getting to the point where it would make your parents yell, "Turn that noise down!" Despite its commercial potential, ET: 11's roots are firmly embedded in the indie scene. Alongside lyrics, the CD's liners explain each song's inner, often emotionally raw, meaning. Shepherd sings about issues that plague all the regular guys out there, touching on things like escapism through alcohol or being pestered by a girlfriend about former loves, without ever being melodramatic or over the top. A flawless demonstration of gritty rock glistening with a smooth outer sheen.

- Amy Sciarretto: CMJ New Music Report Issue: 653 - Feb 14, 2000


 
BILLBOARD

Errortype: 11
Amplified To Rock
Producer(s): John Agnello
Some Records 13
Genre: Pop
Originally reviewed online 1/15/00

Error Type: Eleven's debut album for New York label Some, "Amplified To Rock," rocks with the convincing energy of hardcore pioneers such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Quicksand, and Jawbox.

And while comparisons to the crunching guitar assaults and strong melodies of those bands are apparent on tracks such as "Recollections Of 31st And 6th" and opener "Better Than The Superbowl," Error Type: 11 displays enough songwriting chops to distance itself from the hardcore scene's rank and file.

"Things That Make You Want To (Kiss Me)" turns back the aggression a notch for a clich*-free take on so-called "chick flicks," while "As Young As I Am Old" expresses regret for indulging in one luxury of the rock'n' roll lifestyle: the ability to stave off adult responsibilities.

This young band is still finding an original voice, but odds are that Error Type: Eleven will only improve with a little seasoning. For now, the adrenaline-addled riffs on "Amplified To Rock" are more than enough to make an impact.

- Ben French


 
BUDDYHEAD

Errortype: 11
Self-Titled
Some

I was very appreciative of the straight forward rock approach displayed by errortype:11 on this disc. no, not like one of the many silly, over the top, stooges/dead boys rip off bands we're already sick of, just uncomplicated, non pandering, well thought out rock. these guys are fully capable of mixing potent, edgy rock and sincere, intelligent lyrics into smart song structures. the cover of the cd with the subway bench is pretty cool too. i expect even bigger and better things from these guys.

- Aaron Icarus


 
CMJ

Errortype: 11
Self-Titled
Some

East Coast emo bands tend to be more angst-ridden than bands of, say, the Northwest, and that certainly holds true with New York's Error Type: 11. The songs on this self-titled debut are toughened and given extra attitude thanks to the band members' hardcore pasts, which included stints with Mind Over Matter and Bad Trip. The aggressive, tense voice of Artie Shepherd is loosely wrapped in blustery chord progressions and intense musical climaxes, as he delivers lines with more ire and contempt than your average emotional punk does. Error Type: 11's self-assured posture not only fits well, it's well earned.

- Kelso Jacks: CMJ New Music Report Issue: 573 - Jun 08, 1998


 
INK 19

Errortype: 11
Amplified To Rock
Some

Fast, driving, edge of the knife kinda rock. Concrete scraping vocals that still soar over the sonic mayhem of the guitar. There's a touch of old-school grunge seeping through the tunes at times, balanced out with a healthy dose of alternative rock, but still, the nods of the dynamic hat to Hum, and perhaps the energy and rage of heavier bands, make for extremely energetic listening. Angry, yeah... but still... this energy just feels right sometimes.

- Marcel Feldmar


 
Errortype: 11
Amplified to Rock
Some Records

I've heard lots about this band recently, and I'm thrilled that Some Records picked up this shining, sparkling gem of a release. These guys are way better than I expected them to be or anyone could have hyped them to be.

There are good, gruff vocals and awesome, suprisingly melodic music. This band just works. They bring together the best elements of pop, punk, indie, emo and music in general. The record isn't too fluffy or too abrasive. The tones and emotions are just right.

I honestly wouldn't change a thing! I completely love this record, actually, and I cannot stop listening to it. I expect these guys to go places and would be really let down if they didn't. This release should surely help them along the way to stardom.

Errortype: 11 Update...

As of June 15, it's reported that KROQ, the one and only band-maker and -breaker, is hyping this band as "The Next Big Thing." Good ol' Matt Pinfield, who hosts a show called "the Buzz," played the first track on the record, "Better than the Superbowl." Is multi-platinum-stardom on the horizon for Errortype:11?

Only you will be the judge. Give KROQ a call at 1-888-923-KROQ or email them at webmaster@krockradio.com to make your requests!

- Devon E. Ritter


 
SPIN

Errortype: 11
"Better Than the Superbowl"
...from Amplified to Rock

Errortype: 11 is one of those bands out of the hardcore scene that don't always seem to fit. They were bred there, fed there, but now it's time for them to move up and out on their own. In otherwords, ET:11 are ready to rock with the big boys.

Often times, ET:11's singer, Artie Sheppard, gets compared to Quicksand's singer, Walter Schreiffels, with his stage theatrics. This is almost appropriate considering Some Records is part owned by Schreiffels. "Better Than the Superbowl" is the Amplified to Rock's opener and was named "Better Than the Superbowl" because a fan at one of ET:11's shows said that it was "better than the superbowl," which was on that night.

- Sarah Lewitinn (ultragrrrl@aol.com) - Dec 07, 1999


 
SPLENDID ZINE

Errortype: 11
Amplified to Rock
Some (CD)
Sample 30 seconds of "Better Than the Superbowl"

After glancing at their promo picture, you'd think this quartet of mop-haired, sweater wearing types would be a prototype modern day mod-rock reincarnation. Au contraire, monsieur, for Errortype:Eleven instead wanders down the same poppy hardcore path blazed by the likes of Jawbox and Quicksand. You read it correctly, "poppy hardcore" -- a mixture of melodic, harmonious vocals that are helped along by some thick drums and meaty guitar lines. Errortype:Eleven balance boisterous ballads with ballsy, sonic assaults via an arsenal of distortion pedals, melding two different-sounding styles into a coherent package that has clarity and breadth, while retaining a familiar, guitar-led style that's readily accessible to those that need some help easing the nerves...

- Andrew Magilow


 
THE ZIPP

Errortype: 11
Amplified to Rock
Some

Amplified to rock is definitely an apropos title, 'cause that's just what this band does. To me, they rock so much in their own special way that they defy description. The scene in general puts them under the "post-hardcore" banner, which I don't mind, because they do have a lot in common with most bands in the vein of Quicksand, Sensefield, and Handsome with their deft combination of powerful riffs, excellent songwriting and emotive vocal delivery. ET:11 does have a sound that is all their own, though, one that reminds me of the Foo Fighters and even 70's power rock. ET:11 interpolates rockers like "Better Than the Superbowl" and "I'm Alive"with rocking love songs like "Things That Make You Want To (Kiss Me)" and even the mellow and introspective (well, at least at the beginning of the song)"As Young As I Am Old". Very soon, these guys will be selling out the Enormodome.

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