Genres: indie pop, slowcore, dream pop
123 West 26th Street
April 13 - 20 2002
|Hailing from New York City, Flare specialize in their
own brand of slow, delicate indie pop. In other words, music to cry to. This is especially
evident on the "Definitive" EP, the precursor to their forthcoming album.
"Course," the second song on this EP, is a beautiful little song that has a lot
of emotion in it. It features Ida Pearle (of Ida and Low)
playing violin and James Jacobs playing cello, and they both do excellent
jobs. Meanwhile, the cover of Gene Autry's "You're The Only Star (In
My Blue Heaven)" is very nicely done; if you're the fan of the original, you're sure
to appreciate this version. Meanwhile, the two versions of the title track are the best
parts of the EP. Beghtol's beautiful voice, combined with the amazingly soothing
instrumentation, is the perfect soundtrack to sadness. While listening to the song's
lyrics about the end of a relationship, you may need to want some Kleenex nearby. All
around, this is a great EP - I can't wait for their upcoming full-length!