Translating the Name

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Translating the Name
Saosin-translating the name.jpg
EP by Saosin
Released June 17, 2003
Recorded 2003
Length 15:03
Label Death Do Us Part
Producer Beau Burchell
Saosin chronology
Translating the Name EP
Saosin EP
(2005)Saosin EP2005
Singles from Translating the Name EP
  1. "Seven Years"
    Released: 2003
  2. "3rd Measurement in C"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1] 4/5 stars[2]

Translating the Name is the debut EP by American rock band Saosin, released on June 17, 2003 through Death Do Us Part. The album was released before Anthony Green departed from the band to form the rock band Circa Survive. It is also the band's only release to feature bass guitarist Zack Kennedy, as well as the only release to not feature drummer Alex Rodriguez. Guitarist Beau Burchell stated that Rodriguez intended to track the drums for Translating the Name but had a prior commitment with his former band Open Hand before he could join. Pat Magrath was hired as a session musician and performed with Saosin briefly before Rodriguez joined.

Translating the Name has been noted as one of the most influential and structured post-hardcore releases of the 2000s.[3]


Translating the Name was released on June 17, 2003 through the label Death Do Us Part. A bonus disc, featuring exclusive acoustic demos, was shipped with early pre-orders.


Translating the Name was reviewed as "excellent", with a rating of 4 out of 5 stars, by Sputnik Music.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Seven Years" 3:12
2. "Translating the Name" 3:26
3. "3rd Measurement in C" 2:38
4. "Lost Symphonies" 2:55
5. "They Perched on Their Stilts, Pointing and Daring Me to Break Custom" 2:51
Bonus disc
No. Title Length
1. "Seven Years" (Acoustic) 3:06
2. "3rd Measurement in C" (Acoustic) 3:10


Year Chart Position
2005 Billboard Top Independent Albums 36[5]
2005 Billboard Top Heatseekers 27[5]


  • Anthony Green - lead vocals, additional guitars
  • Justin Shekoski - guitar, backing vocals
  • Beau Burchell - guitar, programming, backing vocals
  • Zach Kennedy - bass
Additional personnel
  • Pat Magrath - drums, percussion