Label: Fat Possum Records - FP1542-2,Fat Possum Records - FP1542-RT • Format: 2x, CD Album, Limited Edition • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Indie Rock, Shoegaze
Their debut album, Human CeremonyOld World - Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony full of rampaging psych pop, sticky sweet indie pop and some moments Walls & Bars - Jaakko & Jay - War Is Noise seem like a mashup of XBlondieTame Impalaand the Blake Babies.
For such a young band, they are in full control of their sound. Kivlen conjures up murky riffs, spiraling leads, and chiming arpeggios out of his guitar, each song flitting from one classic sound to another.
Faber holds down the beat Old World - Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony , never letting things drift off or get weighed down by riffage.
Cumming 's bass playing is propulsive and restrained, her vocals are one of the group's strengths. The pure tone of her voice fits well alongside scruffy guitars or heavy thumping drums, and when the band shifts into pop mode, like on the jangling '90s heartbreak ballad "Easier Said," she brings a lot of heartsick yearning to the table.
The three members of the band blend together perfectly, even Kivlen 's yelping vocals, which could have been a distraction, are perfectly balanced, and the songs where he and Cumming duet sound like alternate world Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood epics.
The whole album is full of great songs like this, whether it's the rambling witch-psych of "This Kinda Feeling" or the slowly unspooling drama found on "Creation Myth," the trio are adept at blending catchy melodies and interesting arrangements.
A handful of the songs are good enough that they'll be stuck in listener's heads right away and will prove hard to shake. Even the songs that seem a little derivative don't suffer for it thanks to the Blitzkrieg - Pure Reason Revolution - Hammer And Anvil they bring.
Human Ceremony is an impressive debut from a band who seem positioned to make many more excellent albums if they can continue to do such a good job of mining the past for gold and revamping it in their own fashion like they do so well here.
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Track Listing. Human Old World - Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony. Sunflower Bean. Come On. Easier Said.
This Kind of Feeling. I Was Home. Creation Myth. Wall Watcher. Oh, I Just Don't Know. Space Exploration Disaster. Human Ceremony Sunflower Bean. Come On Sunflower Bean. Easier Said Sunflower Bean. This Kind of Feeling Sunflower Bean. I Was Home Sunflower Bean. Creation Myth Sunflower Bean. Wall Watcher Sunflower Bean. Space Exploration Disaster Sunflower Bean.
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