Genres: indie rock, alternative rock
July 11 - 17 2005
I'm digging this. Liars Academy is the band most suited
to me so far from the Equal Vision label, at last of the ones I've
heard. Demons is twelve songs of infectious indie rock,
cutting to the chase quickly with "Microtron," an instantly
catchy rocker that sounds something like Catherine Wheel cut
with Jawbox. At times Demons can become a bit
bland (they can be a bit too alt rock-y), but for the most part this
is a successful release.
The power is at a high level for the majority of this disc, though
a few songs show another side of Liars Academy.
"Ghosts of Baltimore" has a nice, radio-friendly sound that
could turn it into a teenage ballad, complete with glistening hooks
and a respectable set of angst-ridden lyrics. "The
Accountant," meanwhile, is pure modern (almost NYC style) indie rock - I
almost got it confused with The Bloc Party.
LA have crafted a really strong album with Demons -
if you get your jollies listening to impassioned, angsty modern
indie-rock, look no further.
12 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2004]