Saturday, September 24, 2011
REVIEW: Elba - Elba
There's not a wasted moment and I don't think this record is ever less than stellar. It's instantly become one of my favorites of 2011.
Here's a download of "Statues and Shipyards", listen for yourself.
Here's a video for "From a Sinking Ship", which has a part that reminds me of R.E.M.'s "We Walk". I get reminded of all sorts of good bands: R.E.M., the Feelies, Modest Mouse, the Replacements, Oasis... a strange aggregation, I suppose, but evidence that while they do exhibit influences, these guys are making a sound that's their very own.
Look, I could go song by song here but suffice it to say I love this record and if I've ever steered you right before, you ought to go get this record right away. And pay these guys something... they've earned it.
You can download it at their Bandcamp, along with three more records.