Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rahim: Laughter

Pretty Activity Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
It sort of surprises me that Rahim are not bigger on the indie scene because their style of jangular indie pop is not only catchy it is pretty good. Now on their sophomore record, Laughter finds the group evolving from the harder edged and J. Robbins influenced debut into more of a subtle indie group that represents more like a Death Cab. This of course is not a bad transition because Rahim still bring smart lyrics, humable choruses and bundle their eleven tracks into a nice thirty minute package. Laughter is one of those albums that after repeated listens you still find something new and it sinks in that Rahim are a band you love to hear but you just don't tell anybody - shame on you!

Key Track: "Cities Change"

Band With Similar Fire: Q And Not U

Rahim: Ideal Lives [Fire Note Review 6/9/06]

Official Rahim Website
Rahim Myspace

-Reviewed by Robyn Gatsby