|La Strada / New Home|
|Label:||Ernest Jenning Record Co.|
|Add Date:||2010-06-06||Pull Date:||2010-08-08|
|Week Ending:||8 Aug||1 Aug||25 Jul||18 Jul||11 Jul||4 Jul||27 Jun|
|1.||Jan 27, 2017:||KZSU Time Traveler |
My New Home
|4.||Jul 22, 2011:||Time Traveler |
|2.||Jul 19, 2013:||Time Traveler |
My New Home
|5.||Oct 19, 2010:||Time Traveler |
My New Home
|3.||May 03, 2013:||Time Traveler |
My New Home
|6.||Aug 01, 2010:||the velvet futon |
The Wedding Song
Well produced catchy indie pop. Guitar/bass/drums, melodic M main & backing vocals, strings accompany. Songs have generally optimistic music|
+1. Happy lyrical upbeat love song, full band, good way to open a CD. Interesting time sig, mostly ¾ with a couple 2/4 measures thrown in.
2. Quieter but not quiet love song, acoustic guitar, single voice, strings. Drums join in after 1st verse. True ¾ time
++3. really catchy pop melody & drumming. Mid-tempo. Unadorned lead vocals, M+F chorus, cute backing instruments and a trumpet lead in the bridge.
4. Fast indie rock/pop, minor key & resolution alternation gives feel of wanting.
+5. Fun accordion intro, chorus. Chanty/circus feel.
+6.fade in from a distance, then gradual increasing in volume, mid-fast
7.mid-fast pop, high vocals, more strings than guitar
+8.Accordian/strings and melodic singing, a little like a lullabye, then last 2 mins loud
+9.loud & noisier than other tracks, fast, with interludes of child’s bells & strings
+10.Single voice, acoustic guitar, violin, ode to a new life.
11.Fast 3/4 time acoustic guitar & single voice, joined by violin
12./ Quiet, dreamy intro. Then mid-tempo pop, a little depressed/wistful
+13.Slow, loping. Story singing with accordion & guitar & violin, a goodbye “I’m leaving” song. In ¾ time but you won’t guess it from the drums.
LA STRADA -NEW HOME |
(ERNEST JENNING RECORD CO.)
as reviewed by mr. esq. (alex)
la strada is a brooklyn based quartet, and this is
an epic tale of brooklyn put to emo/indypop.
accordian, violins, vibes -ton of instruments.
arcade fire meets modest mouse. crumb of cake.
get's familiarish, but i love it.
FCC CLEAN. I SUGGEST: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10
(especially 10=i'm still pacified.), &12.
(note: produced by kyle 'slick' johnson -he did modest mouse,
cymbels eat guitars. released on 4/20. nice.)
*1. acoustic strum, sweet vox, poppy; pretty guitars;
*2. who do the vocals remind me of?...that, that guy...
this is really sweet -'it's just a dream'=dreamy sound
3. britty sounding vocals, real mor sound, then beatles
production; real cool compressed guitar 2/3rds in, w/chorus;
*4. ssudden start! okey, i'm not really scared; romantic vocals;
great beat; modest mouse meets...who am i thinking of?
vampire weekend? who cares=it's great! play it now!
*5. starts w/ accordian! feelin' french!; okey, okey
-i got it!=vocals remind me of cake! and arcade fire.
*6. ah, amore! more amore! strings are sweet uppers.
the more i listen, the more i realize how well
composed the songs are; horns; funkish beats;
crescendo builds; elephant 6 sound ending.
7. accordian ditty,nice end. *8. accodian cometh!
neutral milk hotel w/the standard emo croon of late.
this goes on for a while, then -arcade fire build up drums;
sweet string section; cool guitar, build ups back, and...
9. it bleeds into a dirge; distorted vocals, far offy; oh, come
now=you can't be that depressed when you're in an emo band
and getting that many chicks! (it's still sweet though)
*10. this is really lovely. the vocals, simple guitar, vibes,
violin-just right. the accordian's there to! it's like they're playing
a lullaby at sundown. 11. boring=skip it. *12. dreamy opening
-oh, sing me to sleep, la starda! multi tracked vox; vibes. cakey.
gettin' carribean; cool end. *13. hello accordian, we meet again.
|1.||Go Forward||7.||Where You Want To Go|
|2.||Julia||8.||There's Only Love|
|3.||The Traveler||9.||The Mountain Song|
|4.||Wash On By||10.||The Wedding Song|
|5.||Baptism||11.||Shapes In The Sky|
|6.||My New Home||12.||Mean That Much|