"An Effort To Do Good" CD
Genres: college rock, indie rock, indie pop
Jun 30 - Jul 6 2003
An Effort To Do Good is the first album on new label Closed
System, and it's a fine dose of free, loose pop music. Guitar,
bass, drums, and vocals are the case as per the usual, with the band
pulling off catchy, sometimes goofy indie rock nuggets that recall
past material of bands like Pavement and Built To Spill,
with strong elements of greats like XTC, The Kinks,
and REM also present. It's college rock, in short.
The good news is that all of the songs on An Effort To Do Good
are very solid, with the melodies coming off fresh and poppy every
time. A track like "Rounding Error" is delightfully
upbeat, with a cool lo-fi sound that resonates in the guitars.
Meanwhile, "Building Houses" is a neat little pop song that
has been chopped up, manipulated, and put back together in the studio,
still remaining really fresh and poppy, except showing off some smooth
post-recording skills. Also good are the two Magnetic Fields
So pick this CD up, and then download and remix the album's songs
at the label's
website. Fun fun fun!
12 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2003]