Autumn of the Seraphs
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Their fourth full-length and second on Touch And Go contains melodies that are more dynamic and aggressive. This record is tighter, the drumming more immediate and crisp. "Autumn Of The Seraphs" is for both rabbits and people, for good days and for bad. A bonus disc will be packaged with the first pressing of the CD, featuring three new studio songs not found on the LP.
Fueled by Rob Crow's trenchant if depressing lyrics and his sweet, high pitched vocals, Pinback employs the old sad-words-plus-pretty-pop-music dichotomy to the best effect yet on Autumn Seraphs. In the three years since Pinback last released an album, nerdy, self-deprecating, sensitive indie-rock has continued to climb in popularity, from mid-sized concert halls to the stadiums. The San Diego-based duo's fourth release is really their poppiest and most accessible to date, as even the most cursory listen to the obvious single, the Heatmiser-ish "Nothing to Nowhere" will attest. Perhaps they can get their songs onto Gossip Girl or The Hills and be playing Madison Square Garden next week? You get the sense that Zach Smith and Rob Crow would be making their levitating pop music whether it was for a drunken house party crowd or in some giant dome. --Mike McGonigal
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In this age of vinyl returning to favor, many recording artists offer LP, CD, and of course Mp3/Mp4, etc. of their music. For a large number of artists and record companies, the LP version is worth getting. One can hear deeper, richer timbres, and the improved quality of sound is worth the higher cost.
Not so with the LP version of Autumn of the Seraphs. The tone is dull and unremarkable, the articulations of the instruments - even the drums - is mushy and without clear definition. Even the vocals suffer from muddiness.
Unfortunately, it sounds as if the LP version was not given its own mixing & mastering treatment. I love this album, but I dislike the vinyl edition quite a bit.