"Sarah Veladora" CD
Genres: indie rock, post-punk
55 St. Clair Ave W 215 Toronto, ON
Dec 16 - 22 2002
from Toronto, Canada, play their own brand of post-punk influenced
indie rock that will really appeal to indie fans. With a fresh,
powerful sound, they blend elements of current bands like The
Strokes and The Walkmen with a much more rollicking, sonic
guitar force. The result is a fresh, exciting sound that is sure to
catch on if given the opportunity.
All the songs on Sarah Veladora are catchy and fun.
"Bad Girl" is a nice, friendly rock tune with a terribly
infectious chorus. "Pinky Lovestar," meanwhile, has a strong
Strokes sound, even down to the Julian Casablancas-clone
vocals. And "Obvious" is a warm, beautiful slower song that
works perfectly with the other, more energetic tracks.
Two of the album's best songs are "Purposeful and Clean"
and "Feed You Angel." Powerful jet blasts of post-punk, they
are both very guitar-heavy. The former's best part is its climax, when
the guitars and drums reach a mind-numbingly smashing peak; despite
the power, the track still remains catchy. "Feed Your
Angel," on the other hand, succeeds in transposing The Walkmen's
style of artistic pop into a more crashing, guitar-ridden atmosphere;
the result is explosively catchy.
Altogether, this is a fine album. If you're up for some post-punked
indie rock, you can't go wrong with Sarah Veladora; though some
parts of it seem to borrow a bit from The Strokes, they still
have a fantastically inventive style.
10 tracks; distributed by the