Monday, April 7, 2008

New Electioneers Developments/Track Review


No, not the kind that we are likely to see in the upcoming election. I am referring to the Bethlehem, PA 5-piece, from whom I have an advance copy of the single from their new EP, Forbidding Mourning. The song is entitled "Skeleton Stairs," and it is apparent from the first listen that Electioneers have come a long way since their Breaker In Cruise Control days. Matt Gasda's vocals are haunting, and they build up to a howling chorus that is likely his best vocal performance yet. The whole song is drenched in various nifty effects; I'm not going to pretend like I know what I'm talking about with those, just know that they work well to enhance the song's character.
Overall, this is a solid performance. While I would love to hear the lost Flood EP, I think I could settle for an EP of all new recordings, such as this one. Especially if they are all up to this standard. If you are in the Lehigh Valley area on May 24th, be sure to stop by the Ice House on Sand Island in Bethlehem, as Electioneers will be playing a show there. More details to come on that last note.

Electioneers-Skeleton Stairs

3 comments:

Ethan Stevenson said...

what are you willing to give up for the flood ep?

Andrew said...

Please tell me that image is the EP cover

dan reinert said...

no it's not. i like your blog by the way.

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