Singing Bridges – Three Trains EP
Skipping Stone Records 2009
[tags: indie rock, 2009]
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Yesterday we had a folk and indie rock mix by Coo & Howl and I thought I make a little indie rock feature today because I found the Singing Bridges (hailing from Connecticut) over at Das Klienicum a few days ago and I was fascinated, knowing after first listen that I found a special band. There are lots of indie rock bands out there but I fell in love with just one of them and this is Yo La Tengo which I love with all my heart and soul. That’s it – ok, lots of other bands are good but not as great as Yo La Tengo. But now I’m in hope that Singing Bridges could be the second indie rock band in my life and I’m looking forward to great releases and beautiful music in the future.
What makes me sure of it? I think the whole musical style maks me sure because they remind me of Yo La Tengo and I don’t mean, that they copy them, but I think they really got the feeling for combining Indie Rock, a little punky attitude, noise elements and great singing. I also like that they don’t focus on one vocalist but have songs sung by Christine (bass) and/or Tim (guitar) (drummer William does not sing). Bands who have more than one main singer are just great for me, especially when they have such nice voices. Another great plus of the music is the groovy bass that is present at every moment helping to push the tracks forward. I think you see what I meant by saying they make music in the vein of Yo La Tengo nevertheless they describe themselves as beeing influenced by Joy Division, The Wedding Present, Sonic Youth and The Pixies. But I stay on my opinion that they sound like Yo La Tengo sounded on (one of my favourite Yo La albums) May I Sing With Me without the affection for freak out noise rock as in Mushroom Cloud Of Hiss.
So, who are The Antlers, Tape Deck Mountain, The Twilight Sad, The XX or whatever indie rock band you liked this year? For me the Singing Bridges are the winners of this year’s indie rock award because their Three Trains EP is just fantastic and without any flaw (Popular Songs by Yo La Tengo is unrivaled). To buy their music head over to Skipping Stones Records or buy the mp3 version of the EP at iTunes (and don’t forget to buy the 2008 EP Sunny Day, Rainy Day as well because it also sounds great). Cheers to a future full of Singing Bridges.