Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Ravens and Chimes - Reichenbach Falls

Quick, name a band from New York City. Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, Television, Interpol...just in case you needed help.

Certainly Wolf Parade and Arcade Fire aren't two names that immediately jump to mind. They are the first two that I thought of while listening to this album. Ravens and Chimes lists Wolf Parade as a band that they enjoy, and rightfully so, as it shows through in their music (that's a good thing). I don't mean to make it sound that they steal from or mimic the fine fellows from Montreal, because they don't.

Ravens and Chimes' music is music that makes you want to dance. That is not necessarily because it is full fledged dance music, though it does err that way on occasion. Simply put, it is fun. Having a bad day? Put this on. Your girlfriend ran off to join a hippie commune, leaving you to care for her pet ferret? Put this on. You dropped your wii controller in a jack and coke? Put this on.

I think you get my point. I don't want to confuse you though, this is not syrupy pop music that will lighten your mood. It's music that will share a mood with you (I promise that will make more sense after you listen to this).

May I recommend:
General Lafayette! You are Not Alone
So Long, Marianne (Leonard Cohen Cover)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What kind of dum dum would drop a Wii controller in a Jack and Coke?