Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Age of Rockets

If you dig the Postal Service sound, you may enjoy The Age of Rockets, an indie pop/electronica group that feature glitch-like beats and gentle male vocals drenched in harmony. The sophomore album Hannah contains the talents of Bess Rogers, Saul Simon-MacWilliams and Adam Christgau in addition to the original Andrew Futral, who won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest after starting The Age of Rockets in 2003. The album has a wonderful orchestrated feel, mixing strings with synthesizer and incorporating lush choral-esque "bapabahs" on songs like "Elephant & Castle" and allowing the organic grainy beats to wonderfully contrast the otherwise dreamy nature of songs like "The End of Faith." The album is a palindrome, with 5 songs on each side similar in arrangement and sound with a middle pivot song that mirrors itself as well. My favorite track is probably Avada Kedavra, which unfortunately won't be posted today, but check out their myspace and give it a listen. They got a show coming up in NYC, March 11 at the Canal Room, so if you'll be in the area, you should definitely check them out.

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