Monday, May 07, 2007

The Go Find: Stars on the Wall (Morr)
release: April 24, 2007
style: indie electronic
rating: ***
Ever since the Postal Service's essential indie electronic pop record Give Up, it's been terribly difficult not to compare subsequent artists that bypass the rock for soft vocals, twinkly synth and sputtering beats. While discovering the entire album, you won't have to. A good portion of Stars on the Wall is guitar based and acoustic, treading into Elliott Smith territory. Plus, the Go Find is more reserved and gentle than the Postal Service anyway. By the last track "Kid OK" (i smell Radiohead), acoustic and electronic are brought together like two tribes merging in Survivor. And neither the acoustic nor the electronic should be voted out. -Kenyon

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