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Wake the President: You can´t change that boy (2009), Electric Honey

Después de varios singles y algun Ep, este You can´t change that boy representa el debut discográfico para esta banda escocesa que ha contado para la producción y grabación del álbum con el prolífico Paul Savage (The Delgados), disfrutando de sus estudios de Chemikal Underground para el registro del mismo. Fichados recientemente por Electric Honey y avalados por la BBC2, el sonido de la banda es un Pop alegre, algo saltarín y juguetón por momentos, más Jangle en otros. Es innegable su anclaje al sonido de bandas como The Smiths, Aztec Camera, Orange Juice, The Go-Betweens… lo cierto es que sus canciones suenan intemporales, como frescos soplos de aire fresco : Proffesor; Mail, Alice; Miss Tierney; You can´t change that boy; The security place; Just give two secs; y la que a mí particularmente más me gusta: Remember Fun? donde la guitarra suena más Jangle que nunca.

“Lead singer Erik Sandberg’s lyrics are inspired by the characters of Glasgow; to him the old men propping up bars or wandering the streets are the lifeblood of the city. The songs he sings, melancholy reminiscences of blonde girls from the past, tales of the deceit and debauchery of the West End, resonate with the slurred poetry of these men, philosophising over whisky water at the Ben Nevis. His songs of masturbatory melancholia move from optimism to despair, querying the existence of love but acknowledging the omnipresence of desire. Bjorn, his quieter twin, provides the parchment upon which Erik’s witty commentary is scrawled, his guitar-playing channelling the clang of C86, the fury of Josef K and the jangle of Johnny Marr. Underneath this thunder, Mark and Scott provide louche basslines and drums that sound like they could lead an army to battle (…) For comparison’s sake, imagine the whimsy of vintage Orange Juice but with the sordid, brutal honesty of Arab Strap.” ( Nota de prensa de su MySpace). Click en la portada.

26 febrero, 2009 Posted by | Música, Wake the President | Deja un comentario

   

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