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Bragg, Meredith & The Terminals / Departures EP, The
Album:Departures EP, The Collection:General
Artist:Bragg, Meredith & The Terminals Added:03/2006
Label:Kora Records 

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

 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