Eisenhower Field Day
"Let's Not Tell Lies / One
Time in the Colonies" CD
Genre: indie rock, power pop
local power pop out of indianapolis, indiana. these
folks take after superchunk, the weakerthans, et al.
collected here is their new let's not tell lies album as well
as their previous our time in the colonies ep. double value! in
both the vocals and the guitars, this just reeks superchunk,
lending the album a mid-90s essence that is not at all unwelcome. i
admire the energy and love for melody they exhibit on this disc, whose
main knock is letting some of the songs get a bit longer than they
need to be. these sorts of poppy indie rock songs need not extend past
three and a half minutes too often, or they run the risk of becoming
stale. this is especially crucial given the disc's relatively
homogeneous sound, which might lead listeners' attentions astray.
with that said, though, the eisenhower field day folks seem
to have a good grasp on the ol' pop melody, and many of the songs on
this disc have the potential to get a permanent spot in your head.
music video for superchunk's "hyper enough"
Fun Fact: Dwight D.
Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, "was a 4 pack a
day Camel cigarette smoker" (Wikipedia)
[Vitals: 17 tracks,
released Oct 3 2006]