Sunday, April 11, 2010

Alameda art-rockers flex their soul chops

“We’ll Be Okay”
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“Life is so much more than our hearts becoming sore,” sings Brendan Hoye in a voice that has matured finely from the fairly restrained indie croon he displayed on their debut EP Life Underwater to a soaring soulman holler. The band follows their frontman's new voice: the keyboards have never sounded more beautiful and dramatic, and Brendan’s brother Michael shows off some jaw-dropping bass heroics that somehow manage to sound melancholic and super-funky at the same time. It’s more than a promising start to whatever follow-up to Life Underwater they may be working on. Emo kids, put down your razors and listen to Uncle Brendan 'cuz he knows what he's talking about!

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