Square Root of Margaret
"Levitation Days" CDEP
Genres: indie pop, psych pop, indie rock
Aug 8 - 14 2005
I reviewed Square Root of Margaret's debut album a long while
ago, back in the glory days of Indieville, and really dug it. Getting
this seven-tracker in the mail, I was expecting more of the same
psychedelic pop/rock, and that's pretty much what I got - though Levitation
Days has a more modern, glossed-up sound to it. The melodic
similarities are still uncanny, though I really like the small touches
the band has added to improve their style. "The 3-D Breeze"
starts things up in a loosey-goosey yet charged rock vein, doused in
pop hooks and a psych-based atmosphere. I really like the slower
ballad, "Hazel Eyes," as well, as I think it shows a nice
depth to SROM, though the keyboard-drenched "Circuitry
Knee" and the more traditional (for the band) "Space
Car" are two of the disc's most solid tracks.
Anyway, this is a limited-to-500 release - pick it up soon or end
up kicking yourself for all of eternity! I recommend this to any lover
of quality indie pop/rock.
7 tracks, distributed by the
band, released 2005]