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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Slap me on the back and say 'now how do you do?'

I've been a fan of Brakes ever since first hearing "Heard About Your Band" and then later "All Night Disco Party." Sure, they're not the most deep or artsy band in the world- but they're catchy and fun with their own unique sound. Frenetic sounding guitars and a quirky, squelching voice that reminds me a tad of Hefner- and they haven't changed it much at all from their debut album here with their next single "Hold Me In The River." And best part of all (at least in my mind) is that they tend to keep the length of their songs right around the two minute mark- just enough time to pull you into the song and yet still leaving you wanting more. And with this British Sea Power offshoot's second album Beatific Visions, you might just find yourself satisfying that appetite.

And by the way- no, that's not a White Stripes cover.

Brakes- Hold Me In The River (video)

Beatific Visions album review at Drowned In Sound (9/10)

Brakes- Hold Me In The River (mp3)

Brakes- Heard About Your Band (mp3)

Brakes Official Website

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