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Goldspot / Aerogramme
Album:Aerogramme Collection:General
Artist:Goldspot Added:09/2013
Label:Mt. Hoboken Records & Nice Music Group 

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Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2013-09-18 
“Aerogramme” Goldspot
Melodic indie rock from New York-based band, Goldspot. Singer/songwriter Siddhartha Khosla has taken Aerogramme in a new direction artistically. The album is more autobiographical than the group’s previous two releases — Tally of the Yes Men (2007-2008) and And the Elephant Is Dancing (2010). The 10-song set takes a look back at when Khosla and his family immigrated to America from their native India. The band’s sound is a cultural melting pot — recalling the Beatles or George Harrison during one of his transcendental interludes, as well as the Smiths and even the Cure.
— Francis

Recommended: 1, 3, 2, 9, 5, 7. No FCCs detected.

1. (3:45) Abyss — Effortless, melodic indie rock. 1970s throwback feel — perfectly captured. Playful guitar “stingers” combined with counterpoint bass line. Great song! ****
2. (3:41) Evergreen Cassette — Rattling evolves into a prominent drum foundation with some hints of Bollywood. Energetic tune with a bit of an Eastern flair ***
3. (3:31) The Border Line — Bright, strummy guitar is the signature sound in another very hummable, hooky track. ****
4. (3:54) New Haven Green — Bouncy tune that describes the arrival of Khosla’s family in America.
5. (2:35) Salt of the Earth — Indie retro-rock that is VERY reminiscent of George Harrison’s solo work from the mid-1970s. **
6. (2:58) Monkey on my Rooftop — Sweet, somewhat gimmicky tune with swirling synths, shakers, and light vocals.
7. (3:27) Resident Alien — Eastern influence is very apparent in both the vocals and rhythm track. Tongue-in-check lyrics about being a human rather than a “resident alien.” **
8. (3:01) Somewhere in the East — Slightly slower tempo than most. Another very Beatle-like tune with “George” on lead vocals. Busy rhythm track. Ghost-like vibraphone (or synth)
9. (3:57) If the Hudson Overflows — Acoustic track, created by the band to help raise money for the victims of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. Very nice indie folk offering. ***
10. (2:39) One and the Same — Semi-power pop…but with harmonium backing and synth squiggles. Sudden ending.

Track Listing
1.Abyss 6.Monkey On My Rooftop
2.Evergreen Cassette 7.Resident Alien
3.The Border Line 8.Somewhere In The East
4.New Haven Green 9.If The Hudson Overflows
5.Salt Of The Earth 10.One And The Same