The 60’s rock and roll epoch returns with its vintage spellbinding melodies. Austin’s Pageantry approach the beach-music genre with a little bit of math-pop, some great modern drumming and the valiance to explore what our founding fathers might have missed.
Disaster is a true penumbra. Contemporary but engaging, and respectful while breaking the rules, Pageantry blurs all boundaries to create universal music engirded with an artistic edge. Appealing to both commercial successes and critically acclaimed successions, the band is building their way to a solid foundation of friends in the industry. Friends of the Year is a long overdue, novel Indie album which deserves our undivided attention.
The last track on this record is called Family Tree. Keeping the concept alive till the very end, this track really exploits The Beatles, The Monkees, The Monks, and all other 60s rock acts. With a closer attention to textural construction, this track has a Sigur Rós grandeur, specifically in regards to the recording of the drums. The cymbals sound warm and sustain into watercrested swells. The vocals are perfect for the project but might perhaps be viewed as lacking a certain edge or personality. The best part of this album is how the drums are tracked, and how big, boomy and full they sound.
My only critique is perhaps that the group needs the addition of a fourth member to really stabilize their sound and become a novel and ground breaking project. I feel like even though the range of sounds are wide and varied, the music lacks a certain depth that would be created my another pattern. No one plays melodies when it’s time to bombard the listener with a meteor shower of sound, and melodies stand alone as though the air has been vacuumed out of the track. Overall, this band has all the right components to rise to the top.
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