Thursday, March 8, 2007


"To The East"

No joke, this song starts exactly like Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies)”. Ok, it’s not something that necessarily had to be pointed out, but I couldn’t resist. Besides, they’re opening for them in Europe in support of their new album No Shouts, No Calls (due May 8th), so there’s your parallel reference. “To The East” builds on layers of charging drums over organ and guitar. It’s a puffy cloud of powder-soft pop waiting for you to get lost in. The lyrics yearn for some lost friend or lover, begging them to come back from wherever they left to. Or maybe lead singer Verity Susman is willing to meet them in the middle. “It’s not so far away, but it could be home” she sings à la Nico. It all sound pretty sad when taken out of context, but the song is actually kind of fun despite its forlorn nature.

Download >>To The East

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