(Eyeball Records CD)
The label attached to this disc says "For fans of Death Cab for Cutie, Bloc Party and Explosions in the Sky." I'm not a fan of any of those bands, so I figured I'd most likely find this a lukewarm Indie record at best. While The Anthem Sound does share many characteristics of the average Death Cab knock off, "4 Songs" is a delightful departure from the usual somber/awkward/"i'm so misunderstood and interesting" musical experience. This Brooklyn, NY quintet weaves intricate harmonies and melodies together with just the right amount of dissonance to offset Indie rock boredom. There's definitely an homage to early 90's "alternative" rock in "4 Songs," along with some well played post-punk references to Fugazi. Keep your ears open for the full length album, which The Anthem Sound is currently working hard on.
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