Posted by: will | April 25, 2007

Algernon Cadwallader…


Algernon Cadwallader “Demo” (Self-Released)

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It is quite a feat that I get two amazing demos in the span of a few weeks time. But, that is exactly what has happened with Street Smart Cyclist and Algernon Cadwallader. What’s even more amazing is the bands’ sounds have an awful lot in common as well. But, where Street Smart Cyclist sit on the more punk rock side of the fence, Algernon Cadwallader occupy the more emo confines. The odd-named band plays incredibly memorable and intricate emo. It is certainly in the vein of bands like American Football, Cap n’ Jazz and Braid. The nasally vocals and screams that burst up from under the band’s creative accompanyment touch on the unbridled passion of Tim Kinsella (Cap n’ Jazz, Joan Of Arc, Make Believe) in his early years. These four songs speak quite simply to the raw talent of the band. This is a style that has certainly been done many times over. Yet, Algernon Cadwallader sound incredibly refreshing and unique at every twist and turn. Street Smart Cyclist and Algernon Cadwallader both echo genre greats and that simply can not be ingored nor argued. You get the undeniable sense that the bands are playing the music they love and admire simply for the sake of doing just that. These bands just make you feel like you are experiencing something real. And in the end, isn’t that what it is all supposed to be about?

RIYL: American Football, Cap n’ Jazz, Braid

Listen: (Algernon Cadwallader’s four song demo is available for stream or download below. Thanks to the band for their permission.)

1. Second Rate-Machines (stream)

2. Breath Wish (stream)

3. Look Down (stream)

4. Sailor Set Sail (stream)

Download Individual Songs:

1. Second Rate-Machines (mp3)

2. Breath Wish (mp3)

3. Look Down (mp3)

4. Sailor Set Sail (mp3)

Download Entire Demo:

Algernon Cadwallader – 2006 Demo (rar/zip file)




  1. Hey great review, I’ve always wished that American Football released more songs. I sorta get my wish listening to Algernon Cadwallader!

  2. […] Recommended Tracks: Demo’s good, get a free download over here. […]

  3. the songs are amazing and clear but have weird crackling noises throughout them

  4. […] either way. You can read my review of the band’s 2006 demo and download it as well right here. For fans of Cap ‘n […]

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