Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Novel Resort - Island of Atlas EP

Island of Atlas EP by Danish band A Novel Resort is here to make your week better.  How do I know?  I had a tough day yesterday, and after playing this four-song record twice, I sighed and felt at peace with the world.  This morning I'm playing it again, and can't get the smile off my face.  This is soaring pop melodies, pristine Scandinavian sound, and smooth vocals the will remind you of Richard Hawley and Northern Portrait.   In fact, the latter similarity is no accident, because A Novel Resort is the solo project of Michael Kornbeck of Northern Portrait.  There is a bit of ice, and a bit of bite to these tunes, but like the music of The Smiths, you can address the songs at the lyrical level, or the melodic level.  We think both will give you more that you spend to get it.

Island of Atlas EP is available now as a digital download or CD from Jigsaw Records.  See the Bandcamp link below.

Bandcamp for Island of Atlas

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