Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Dublin, Ireland's The Brothers Movement's self-titled debut album got its official release in the USA today! Check out this review from Zap Town, whom gave the record a score of 4.2 out of 5...
[zaptownmag.com] Brothers Neil and Conor Paxton know how to keep the spirit of rock and roll in orbit. Their self-titled debut is a mixture of cosmic garage rock and shoegaze-style loveliness that, despite for its antiquities, is such a great listen.
For a band that can blend T Rex, the Byrds, and Galaxie 500 together with the punchiness of modernity is saying something.
“Blind” pulls you in immediately. With a subtle tint of mystery and a heavy degree of posture, The Brothers Movement may slightly confuse you and have you checking that you did not pull out your Primal Scream albums instead. The song will clean your eardrums out as the only thing you want to do is keep turning up the volume so that this song can consume you.
“Sister” is like a ghostly radio station from somewhere in the past, but it’s a bold feat to go from the above to the haunting ‘60s groove-laced rock number so effortlessly while keeping a bit of personal identity no matter how much they twist and turn. December’s Children be damned!
Coming from Dublin, it seems natural for a band like this to tackle the turbulence in their society. “War And Peace” is a psychedelic mantra that takes a realistic approach to the cause. “‘Cause I’m tired of fighting, I don’t want no more,” they sing.
The band saves the best to last. “We Shall Lift Our Heads” is an instrumental celebration. The tribal drums mixing with the guitar echoes that bounce off more guitars and a farfisa in the background humming on some perpetual loop will not only entrance you but comfort you in the fact that bands like this are still making great rock albums. Let’s hope for many more to come.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 6:40 PM