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Veronica Falls

September 20, 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 20, 2011
  • Release Date: September 20, 2011
  • Label: Slumberland Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Slumberland Records
  • Total Length: 39:49
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B005LJ6YK0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,443 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Hierocryptic on October 1, 2011
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I've been waiting years to find an album as good as this- it's as good as anything by Pixies, Nirvana, The Smiths- all my favorite bands. The female singer's voice is beautiful, and the male background vocals work well. It often reminds me of the mood of the song "California Dreaming". These songs are extremely well written and arranged, very soulful and inspired. The at times slightly off tune vocals somehow make everything more endearing. I'm the pickiest music listener I know and have only found a handful of musicians who meet or surpass my expectations. This band is among them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jaime H. on October 16, 2011
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While listening to Veronica falls, the newest British import, one may find themselves feeling as though Throwing Muses or The Pixies have created another spinoff. Though obviously influenced by, and giving nods to, indie groups from the 1980s and 90s, this band is still very original in what they deliver. With so many bands trying to vie for notice in the indie-pop-punk meets ambient scene, Veronica Falls is a standout.

They deliver beautiful harmonies, spot-on instrumentation, and slightly dark lyrics, sounding somewhat like Mazzy Star, but with a more upbeat undertone. The songs take us on a melodramatic journey through teenage tragedy, lurking depression, and dark hearts, all while leaving us feeling oddly upbeat about it all. While singing about how they "Found Love In a Graveyard," you may find yourself feeling oddly happy- because they did find love. They make "Misery" and having a "Bad Feeling" seem more than bearable. With the progression of each of their songs, they bring the listener farther into their world, which is slightly dark, but mostly dreamy.

Veronica Falls is an album that should be not be ignored, but rather put on rotation for quite a while. They are masters of making the macabre seem seductive and even joyful. So, the next time you feel like grave dancing or chasing shadows, invite Veronica Falls along, because they will show you the unexpected joy in the darkness.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Quaker on December 9, 2011
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Debut album out of London via Glasgow delivers bright, playful, lively guitar twee-pop stamped
with a punky, melodic D.I.Y. ethos that sounds primed to churn out addictive indie hits. Killer little
reverb-driven pop songs that sneak up and recruit you while you're bouncing around the room,
laughing at the world, insanely humming along. Recalls the Shop Assistants, the Pastels, Best
Coast, Wedding Present, Beat Happening, Frankie Rose and the Outs. Members from Sexy
Kids, Your Twenties, Bricolage, The Royal We.
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It's a jangly unique synthesis of genres. It harkens back to The Byrds with the uplifiting jangly guitars and wonderful ballad singing which really stands out with 3 part harmonies. There's often an insistent somewhat fast punk beat and punky to somewhat punky approach to the guitars. It can be dark like punk and irreverant and fun and very catchy and pop-y like the Vaselines. It's also a bit like Best Coast. And like Bluegrass, Veronica Falls can sometimes sing beautifully about things that are terrible in an such an ironically jubilant way. Veronica Falls offers a unique synthesis of various genres with outstanding singing and very good musicianship and the result is very catchy and you may find your feet keeping the beat.
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By techmannn on February 24, 2012
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The other amazon reviews are all right on the money. I love the consistently strong mid-60's strumming/jangling guitar work and even better the surprisingly retro drums. It all works. I dont think the band has quite found its stride yet though. The vocal melodies are there but they arent perhaps as compelling as the band wants them to be. Some lyrics repeat too much. There's a flatness to all of the tracks that may be more the fault of the producer rather than the band. No matter -- I'll be very interested in their next CD.
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