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The Meeting Places - Find Yourself Along The Way

The Meeting Places - Find Yourself Along The Way

Merk: Words On Music
Model: CD
Beschikbaarheid: OP VOORRAAD
Prijs: € 9,50 (EUR)
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CD: WM12
LABEL: Words On Music

01. Freeze Our Stares
02. On Our Own
03. See Through You
04. Now I Know You Could Never Be The One
05. Same Lies As Yesterday
06. Blur The Line
07. Wide Awake
08. Where You Go
09. Take To The Sun
10. Turned Over

The resurgence in popularity of bands like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Jesus and Mary Chain - as well as more modern purveyors of ethereal rock such as Sigur Ros - likely has spawned a host of new bands playing dreamy, guitar-driven pop, or a modern brand of shoegazer rock. Only two years old, The Meeting Places offer their debut release here but sound as if they've been playing the style for years. Scott McDonald's lush, textured guitar washes are absolutely perfect, and Chase Harris' voice is laid-back and slightly chilling, helping to keep the album's mood throughout. Originally a band with four guitarists only, The Meeting Places is now rounded out with Dean Yoshihara on drums and Arthur Chan on bass, and they fit adequately, the percussion maintaining a kind of dull sound that puts the emphasis on the guitars, as it likely should be. The gorgeous "Freeze our Stares" starts the album with a quiet pace that culminates in great washes of sound, thick and textured. The quieter "See Through You" is chilling, reminiscent of the softer Jesus and Mary Chain stuff, while "On Our Own" sounds like something right out of the mid-90s, a little lighter feeling than some shoegaze, which helps make it a standout track. The best track, however, is "Same Lies as Yesterday," which really soars on guitars and keys, creating a glowing, ethereal wash of sound that fits the track perfectly. "Wide Awake" is another upbeat track, and the closing "Turned Over" is a bright, lovely piece of work. The vocals are a nice touch here, more of a focus than with many such bands, and the guitars are perfect, with production that lends the whole affair a cool, shimmery, dreamy feel. It's a very strong album from start to finish, and as the band further develops its own approach on the genre, they're going to get even better.

Influences / Similar Artists:
My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Jesus & Mary Chain


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