Alternative music reviews

June 25, 2008

Inva De Siva by Years Around The Sun

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Years Around The SunYears Around The Sun are a band from San Diego. I reviewed their first album a couple of years ago (on BlogCritics) and was very complimentary.

Their sound is fresh and startling – anthemic melodic vocals, keyboards, punchy bass and drums. If you put this on in the car then you will be asked “who is this?” during the first track. Again I am going to make the comparison with The Go-Betweens and Grant McClellan’s songs because of the evocation of open space and melody. Listen to this excerpt to see what I mean:

Roundabout

Roundabout (clip) by Years Around The Sun

If I had to voice a reservation then it is that Years Around The Sun do sometimes get a bit “samey” with the consistency of their sound. And then they come up with a wonderful track like Heart Delay where the vocals are shared and the interplay produces a glorious sound of intricacy and passion.

Heart Delay

Heart Delay (clip) by Years Around The Sun

Years Around The Sun

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