Friday, November 14, 2008

Secret Dakota Ring: Cantarell

Secret Dakota Ring
No Office/Serious Business Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:

Secret Dakota Ring is really guitarist Andy Ross from OK Go (you may know them better as the group in the treadmill video). Cantarell is Ross's second record under the moniker and it shows off his knack for writing and performing multi-layered indie pop that is catchy and softly engaging. Cantarell may never get the exposure of an OK Go but it won't be because of quality as it is a perfect slice of indie rock that includes horns, feverish string arrangements and enough handclap moments to keep you coming back for more!

Key Track: "I Blew Myself Up Over You"

Band With Similar Fire: Fountains Of Wayne

The Fade To Black (mp3)

Official Secret Dakota Ring Website
Secret Dakota Ring MySpace

-Reviewed by Natalie Colibri