Without a Poet "When Dawn Breaks"
by Grace Thorson (cmaddict) on 2012-08-06 16:10:10

Without A Poet is an Indie Rock band that hails from Eugene/Springfield, Oregon. The five-member group is fairly new and was formed in 2010. The band is Joshua Rainey (drummer), Seth Magee (Guitar/Background Vocals), Andrew Beaird (Vox/Guitar), Andrew Causey (Bass/Background Vocals), and Jordan Poet (Keyboards/Keytar/Background Vocals). Their first EP “When Dawn Breaks” was recently released this year. It's comprised of eight tracks that are infused with rock/worship tones.

I had a couple of songs from this album that I especially liked: “Saved My Life” is a long track which is awesome. I particularly like this one because it has a strong worship feel. And plus, I love the lyrics within it: “I will put my hope in Jesus, I will find my peace in His sacrifice, I will put my trust in His Word, knowing He’s the one who saved my life.”

“All Because of You” is another one of my favorites. Like the other, it has a worship sound to it with a little bit of rock thrown in. I also really like the lead singer’s voice in singing the lyrics: “Take my nights, consume with light, God of mercy and God of might”.

“Created By Design” could be my most favorite track. I like that they introduced the piano into the midst of the other instruments and made it the focal point of the whole song. It’s so pleasant and makes it come more alive. The lyrics are pretty awesome too: “Something deep inside says you’re created by design, all for a reason though you can’t imagine why. Cause it’s all grace anyway, this life is not our own, and this will all fade away, cause brother, we are known.”

My favorite genre is rock, so obviously I have a soft spot in my heart for this type of genre. So, of course, I like When Dawn Breaks’ songs, but I was always left with wanting more rock from them. For me, it needed a bit more head-banging music. I liked the album overall, and what I liked most, is the heart behind their music. Their love for Jesus in the lyrics and their passion to bring Him glory through them, well, that’s just awesome. I say, keep up the great work. It’s a well-rounded, good, decent first recording. I’m excited to see what their next project is going to be.

They’ve compared themselves with the bands: Thrice, Cold War Kids, and The Classic Crime, so if you like their music, you’ll most likely enjoy Without A Poet’s. What are you waiting for? Go check them out!

The band is super friendly, so go ahead and say “hello” to them on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. They’re also on reverbnation. Don’t forget to follow them and check out their website too. They’re not shy, so I’m sure they’ll shout back a “hello” to ya.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Genre: Post Harmonic Indie Rock
Label: Independent
Release Date: March 30, 2012
Buy it: Amazon

1. Can't Be Won 5:55
2. Product 5:17
3. Aston's Blindness 4:40
4. The Voyage 5:42
5. Underground, Understand, I Understate 6:44
6. Saved My Life 7:55
7. All Because of You 5:46
8. Created By Design 5:23

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