Bragg, Meredith & The Terminals / Departures EP, The
Album: Departures EP, The   Collection:General
Artist:Bragg, Meredith & The Terminals   Added:Mar 2006
Label:Kora Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-04-09 Pull Date: 2006-06-11
Week Ending: Apr 16
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 15, 2006: Biff Bang Pow
Let's Start Over

Album Review
Matthew Rubin
Reviewed 2006-04-12
Meredith Bragg and The Terminal: Departures EP (kora). Fcc clean.
Reviewed by matthewstarkrubinyo!

Saddish indie chamber pop. For fans of death cab for cutie and dawson’s creek; singing really sounds almost exactly like ben gibbard. Very slickly produced- nothing lo fi here. Nice instrumentation, with frequent strings and various plugged-in key sounds, and I’m always a sucker for glock. The mood here is one of longing and contemplation, not sad enough to scare you in the elliot smith veins, more appropriate for a dramatic turning point on the oc that will, by the end of the season, be resolved happily. This ep’s greatest strength is its execution: the band is tight as a whip, the vocals are pitch perfect, and the choice of instruments is spot-on throughout. All in all, an incredibly pleasant- if in no way overwhelming- chamber popper with a bittersweet flavor. My pick: 2, 3*

1- mid tempo, sadly pensive. Nice glockenspiel parts though.
2- Jazzier, led by nice kurzweil riff and echoey drums. Sounds JUST LIKE death cab in every respect. Nice string breakdown in the bridge before requisite triumphant coda.
3- VERY jazzy drum riff over scratchy string noise- most creative sounds on disc. All drops out for chorus of just piano and vox.
4- The Acoustic Guitar number. Sad strums + vox…till the coda!
5- Slow and sad with nice hanging strings moment before the drums enter midway.

Track Listing
1. Empty Beds   3. Let's Start Over
2. Talk Me Down   4. Postcard From Boston
  5. Two Blue Lights