|Bragg, Meredith & The Terminals / Departures EP, The|
|Album:||Departures EP, The||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Bragg, Meredith & The Terminals||Added:||03/2006|
|Add Date:||2006-04-09||Pull Date:||2006-06-11|
|Week Ending:||16 Apr|
|1.||Apr 15, 2006:||Biff Bang Pow |
Let's Start Over
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.
|1.||Empty Beds||3.||Let's Start Over|
|2.||Talk Me Down||4.||Postcard From Boston|
|5.||Two Blue Lights|