Thursday, January 9, 2014
REVIEW: September Girls - Cursing the Sea
It is likely that a good bit of the strength of this group is attributable to the fact that there are four songwriters, allowing for a fair amount of diversity and varied inspiration before the band transforms the ideas into a September Girls song. But there also is no apparent disagreement about what makes a song theirs, and the albums coherence and consistency is impressive for a band that has been together for just a couple of years. So while there are several tracks that stand out to me, such as "Green Eyed", "Heartbeats", "Daylight", and "Sister", the entire album should be regarded as an achievement for the band. And for me, it is a great way to start out the year in music.
September Girls are Sarah (drums), Jessie (guitar, vocals), Caoimhe (guitar, vocals), Lauren (keys, vocals), and Paula (bass, vocals). Cursing the Sea is out now via Fortuna POP!