Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Latvian Radio: Seven Layers Of Self-Defense

Latvian Radio
Seven Layers Of Self-Defense
Self-Released [2009]

Fire Drills Review:
New York's Latvian Radio's sophomore record Seven Layers Of Self-Defense is an honest lo-fi power pop album that succeeds based on its simple song approach, guitar riffs and catchy harmonies. This lighthearted approach embraces Seven Layers Of Self-Defense and gives each track a little extra pep that has an upbeat attitude and is very close to the power pop that ruled the 90's similar to bands like the Gigolo Aunts, Best Kissers In The World and The Posies. It are these qualities that Latvian Radio's record gets better on every spin and makes the listener appreciate the hard effort poured in!

Key Track: "Leaning On A Reason"

Band With Similar Fire: Gigolo Aunts

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-Reviewed by Sam DaMatta