Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Said The Whale: Howe Sounds/Taking Abalonia

Said The Whale
Howe Sounds/Taking Abalonia
Upper Management [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
This Vancouver five-piece play a very dramatic indie pop that is instantly appealing to the ear. The group has been gaining popularity through their created videos on YouTube and this album re-releases the bands 2007 debut Taking Abalonia and adds seven new tracks to create the 15 you get here. Said The Whale have a very rhythmic clear vocal and playing style that mixes in some organ and harmonies that keep Howe Sounds/Taking Abalonia interesting and make Said The Whale an import from up North worth checking out!

Key Track: "This City's A Mess"

Band With Similar Fire: The Decemberists

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-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony