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Live at RoSfest 2008

Review by Josh Turner

Fans typically groan when a festival – a vehicle used to introduce new material to wanton ears - brings back an artist. No matter, RPWL deserved to be there.
It’s plain to see from their new album that they’ve redesigned themselves. In other words, this was an entirely new act from the one that played back in the inaugural year.
They started with “Silenced," which has got to be one of the most politically-charged and self-aware songs ever produced Along those lines, they also covered Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War."
Keeping with the newbie theme, they even brought a female hipster onto the stage to sing.
Ultimately, they played just about every song from the new album. “Breathe” from Trying to Kiss the Sun also made it onto the set-list.
Ironically, their best song of the night was “This is not a Prog Song." In it, they poked fun at themselves as well as the critics. They liberally extended this composition with the word “prog” by sticking it into the verses of many well-known songs.
I really love RPWL and was impressed with what they brought to this particular audience.
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