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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: 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,511 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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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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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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Just caught this band a few months ago, randomly, best british band I've heard since the early britpop-era. Absolutely in love with them. I prefer this album to the sophomore album; musically more interesting. Stand outs are Right Side of My Brain, Bad Feeling, and Found Love in a Graveyard, but there are not tracks that I do not like.
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**Review originally appeared at https://midnighttosix.wordpress.com

Slumberland Records has been going through quite a renaissance these past few years, with an influx of new and exciting bands making the label perhaps even more popular now than it was in its early-’90s heyday. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart get the most ink, but London quartet Veronica Falls may just be the best act on the Slumberland roster right now, based on their debut album. Their music falls in line with what you expect from a Slumberland band – Velvets-inspired noise-pop softened with the harmonies and sweetness of early-’60s girl groups, with just a pinch of amateurism – but these guys and girls simply do it better than anyone else. Their greatest strengths are their ability to maintain a thrillingly constant tension between light and darker shades, and they also seem to always know the exact perfect moment to kick a song into a galloping double-time or to slow it down. They’ve also got an interesting guitar duo in Roxanne Clifford (who is also the lead singer) and James Hoare, both of whom spend most of the album’s 36 minutes trying to out-Sterling Morrison the other (especially on “Right Side Of My Brain”).
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By Artemis825 on November 23, 2012
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I don't have a problem with folksy in general, but I wound up not liking this album as much as I thought I would. The songs have a sort of "much of a muchness" that seems to blur them together (at least for me) and the themes were a little too folky for me.
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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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