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Editorial Reviews

Pela is an American rock and roll band. At a time when the word "America" has never been more fraught with meaning, songs that speak to our basic feelings and emotions about life could never be more resonant. "Pela are as original as they come, and the artful songwriting and emphatic vocals are a welcome addition to this world of bland mediocrity" - Anthem Magazine.

1. Waiting On The Stairs
2. Lost To The Lonesome
3. Drop Me Off
4. Trouble With River Cities, The
5. Cavalry
6. Song Writes Itself
7. Your Desert's Not A Desert At All
8. Tenement Teeth
9. Rooftops - (Moth Song Outro)
10. Anytown Graffiti
11. 7th And 17th

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 24, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Great Society
  • ASIN: B000NQR81K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,121 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Liddell on August 30, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I bought the album before they played the benefit BBQ for KEXP. I actually think there are 4 or 5 better songs than "Lost to the Lonesome", the song getting the most play on that station, but they really blew me away with their live set. They stood out among a bunch of great bands at that show. TV On The Radio had the best album of 2006, in my opinion, and this is the best of 2007. "Waiting on the Stairs", "Song Writes Itself", "Tenement Teeth" and "Lost to the Lonesome" are great rock songs, and "The Trouble with River Cities" and "Your Desert's Not a Desert At All" are gorgeous. Pick up this album and see them live if you get the chance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N. Paschall on June 1, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Hands down, probably one of the best albums that will come out this year. I am quite picky about the albums I like, and this one has sneaked its way in there. Fans of Arcade Fire, Killers, Band of Horses, Clap Your Hands, etc. will be served well to buy this album.

Enjoy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Otto Zappatore on October 3, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is a gorgeous album. Smart without being pretentious, varied but still organic, sing along fun but not dumb. Fans of Arcade Fire, Spoon, Okkervil River, Twilight Sad, Beirut... rejoice. And buy this album. "Waiting on the Stairs" will have you stomping your feet and asking for more. "Anytown Graffiti" will impel a beautiful reverie. And the rest of the album's darn good too.
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By S.G.R. Black on March 3, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Of course it had to be almost a year until someone told me about Pela. Oh Well, better late than never, right? My initial response when hearing 'Anytown Graffiti' was that McCarthy's voice sounded like Brandon Flowers and some of the songs reminded me of Stellastarr*. Though McCarthy does have a hint of Flowers in his voice, the music is far and away much better than The Killers. In fact, forget I even compared him to Mr. Flowers.
From start to finish, 'Anytown Graffiti' is a solid and focused work. Nothing sounds out of place. Its very cohesive and works as a whole. It's a promising debut that has me expecting great things from Pela in the future.
Key Tracks (Though all are good):
Waiting On The Stairs
Lost To The Lonesome
The Trouble With River Cities
Your Desert's Not A Desert At All - my fave!
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By R. Halluska on June 26, 2007
Format: Audio CD
We have followed Pela from their beginnings playing addictive and compeling music at the Mercury and Luna lounges in NYC. Not a bad venue for a Brooklyn band. But most locals know that the best of NY lives in Brooklyn. When you first listen to Anytown Graffiti, put in your ear plugs, but turn off your pace makers. Pela's music will ensure that there is beat enough to keep your heart going and passion enough to temp you to crankup the volume just a little. Listen a few more times and you will be singing along (after checking out the lyrics on the album jacket). Now you are primed to hear them live and that when the real fun begins. You remember Pela fondly via their recordings, but truly experience them through their live concerts.
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Format: Audio CD
I've been listening to this record for over a year now - and it's still one of my favorite CD's. It's the kind of CD that I put on when I simply want to enjoy music and relax. I've turned a lot of other people to them too. One of the best features of this album is that every song has a unique 'sound'. A lot of popular, highly rated albums have songs that blend in, but not Anytown Graffit. Each of their songs is an insightful little treat.
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By Tinkerbell on June 5, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Awesome album...true blue, heartfelt, rock n' roll with a modern edge.

I was stunned when they broke up after putting this album out as it was so clear to me it was the classic album of a band with a great future...I mourn the future releases that will never come even as I appreciate this album.

The second half of 2007 is forever defined by this album and the National's Boxer.
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