OK, a bit closer to home, but still hard to get is the new album from Canada’s The Grapes of Wrath, a band I only recently got into. I like a lot of their earlier work, but when I popped this on for the first time it was a whole new experience. It felt fresh, vibrant and new. It didn’t hurt that it was this album’s high point, the opening track, Good To See You (included below). It kind of serves as a welcome back track, and is a pulsating, rocking gem.
The rest of the album does not disappoint. There is a bit of everything on this album, from Beatlesque pop, to more driving, forward music. Lyrically, it is very interesting, all about life and stuff. It definitely grows with you, I am still noticing new interesting things about the album everytime I hear it. The vocal style is what gets me, very cool and soothing, but not without a certain edge. Overall the whole listening experience is rewarding.
Definitely one to check out, if you like interesting, elegant pop music that has a real love of musicality, that I admire a lot. Good times!