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The Dentals: Tenesee (2012)

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Como ya dije en alguna ocasión, hay sellos discográficos que imprimen un sello personalísimo a toda la música que suelen editar. Una especie de “trademark” característico que señala a las bandas que graban para ellos con un determinado sonido. Algo así ocurre con sellos como Matineé, Cloudberry, Shelflifle…
Pues bien, tal y como The Dentals afirman en su hoja de promoción, los suizos son un grupo que suena a Matineé. Y no les falta razón. Su Pop delicado, de manual, rayando el Twee o el Folk-Pop al mismo tiempo así nos lo demuestra. Acaban de publicar este Tenesee, editado por Tooth Criminal Records. Un disco que mantiene un alto nivel compositivo e interpretativo durante una buena parte de él, aunque con el pero de que en los tres últimos cortes se les va un poco la cabeza a divagaciones acústicas que pienso que no pegan demasiado con el resto del álbum, un buen trabajo de Pop con el buen sabor de las canciones desenfadadas y las influencias clásicas de gentes como Death Cab for Cutie, Luckysmiths o Weezer.

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“We love music here at When You Motor Away.  We also love beer.  So I was delighted to find in my inbox a 13-track album of excellent guitar pop with many references to beer.  And what better time to profile the album than a holiday weekend in the US.
The group is The Dentals, and they are from Switzerland.  However, the album was recorded in Tennessee, and was named after the place of its birth.  Thus, we have a Swiss band with a name that evokes teeth, releasing an album named Tennessee  Any questions so far?
The gentle pop opener is not about beer, but the band couldn’t resist referencing beer in the title: “A Song Not About Beer” .The second and third tracks, “I Am an Artist” and “King Without Crowns”, boast a more upbeat tempo, but continue with endearing melodies and wistful vocals somewhat reminiscent of Seattle indie pop band Tullycraft.  Both are among the better pop songs I’ve heard this year.  Now, I already liked this album before I heard the fourth song, “I Love You Even More”, but the refrain in that track distilled in a short phrase the essence of true love: “I love you even more than beer”.
You won’t be surprised to learn that The Dentals are a band with a sense of humor.  Additional tracks are titled “Heading for the Door Again”, “Not Every Idiot Knows How to Drive A Car” (a bit confessional, this one, as apparently the lead vocalist is not a good driver), “I Am Well But You Are Paul Weller” (originally named “Scotland Made Me Fat”), and, after 12 tracks, a final track simply named “B-side”.
In “Career for Beer”, the boys muse about the working world” (whenyourmotoraway.blogspot.com)

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22 septiembre, 2012 Posted by | The Dentals | Deja un comentario

   

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