Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Besties: Home Free

The Besties
Home Free
Hugpatch Records [2009]

Fire Drills Review:
On The Besties sophomore record Home Free they have lost the drum machine and become a full fledge band, which has helped them create an album that sounds completely focused, more mature and has a much fuller sound. This shift is not a bad thing for the band because they are able to retain the important characteristics that made their debut Singer [2005] so endearing which were the sweet lead vocals of Marisa Bergquist and the infectious harmonizing help from childhood friend Kelly Waldrop. The Besties play it fairly straightforward on Home Free and never leave their comfort zone of surreal indie pop song structures but at the end of the day that is what you tune in for so who can blame The Besties for doing what they know and doing it well!

Key Track: "Right Band/Wrong Song"

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Velocity Girl

Official Besties Website
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-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony