GENRE | LOTSA PEOPLE LOTSA BEATS
VERDICT | THE MORE THE MERRIER
LABEL | SUNDAY BEST
RELEASE | 7.20.12
At first Marconi’s new EP Lewis & Clark sounds like an abundance of a very pretty sound and fury with vocals that come across as weird amalgamation of the London folk-legend Billy Bragg and indie big name The National, with a little bit of Crash Test Dummies thrown in on the side.
The first listen shows the band’s musical persona lacks some direction, some focus to its epic stanzas, trembling guitars and splashing cymbals. But after a few rounds it started to dawn on me that although this band may not seem the most impressive on a record, their live shows must be a sonic showcase, a barreling wall of treble and gusty melodies that flow like gentle breezes over an ocean of echoed guitars and crashing cymbals.
Is the EP good? Not especially. Is the band competent and, probably, very exciting live? Hopefully.
TT THE BEAR’S
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