Sunday, April 02, 2006

Editors Are Right On.



A friend of mine was nice enough to pass along The Back Room by a band from the UK called Editors, which came out at the end of March in the US. At first listen to their single "Munich," there were a number of other just-above-the-radar indie bands that I am reminded of, including Bloc Party and She Wants Revenge, in addition to the better known bands like Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, and The Killers.

It's a very interesting combination of noises which keeps a sound that is distinctive to the band throughout the entire album. The guitars are distorted all over, and it goes good against the deep vocals that sound a little more like a stern talking to than actual singing. This is one of those albums you can blast while flying down the interstate, which is how I tested it out, or that you can pop in for the late night occasion that has you clearing your furniture out of the den for an impromptu dance party with friends. Either way, it works to set the mood for both situations, giving it a decent range of flexibility to add to your collection.

Editors are playing the 40 Watt in Athens on April 6th, but not coming through Atlanta, and I'm digging this CD so much, I'm tempted to drive my happy ass to Athens and make a night of it. They'll also be at Coachella at the end of this month for anyone who is lucky enough to spend money to attend that monstrosity.
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