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"The Invisibile EP" CDEP


Genres: indie pop, folk-pop, acoustic pop

Oct 25 - 31 2004

This slim EP looks a lot like a clicky IDM release (or something by Invisible Records), but in actuality it's the work of a lush, sensitive indie pop trio.  They craft meandering, hopeful tunes that combine elements of L'altra, Pinback, and perhaps even a bit of Mercury Rev.  "Shall the Content" and "Sweet Love" are both exemplary of the average Invisible song - light percussion, warm guitars, and positive but unobtrusive vocals are effortlessly combined to create a sweet and joyful pop concoction.  The Pinback influence and wonderful "la la la" chorus of "Shall the Content" makes it the EP's best song.   "Calia" and the partially electronic "A Yellow Jacket" are solid instrumentals that rely on louder guitars and pleasant strings.  The lengthy "Faults By Which," which boasts some serious Windsor For The Derby similarities (The Emotional Rescue EP), is also a highlight - stationed nicely as the EP's closing song.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 6 tracks + 1 hidden, distributed by the band, released 2004]