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Still Flyin' - On A Bedroom Wall
Released: 21/05/2012 Highline RecordsAfter a winter presumably spent hibernating, San Francisco's Still Flyin' emerge with a second record that channels summer in a major key. Anyone who liked Wild Nothing's Gemini (i.e. anyone who heard it, surely) should appreciate this album's 80s-styled synth pop, and it might have you thinking of Broken Social Scene - not just due to the freewheeling collectivity behind it. For more information visit: http://highline-records.com/releases/still-flyin-on-a-bedroom-wall/ Buy: http://highline-records.com/ Watch:
The Skinny“Too deferential to their influences...” It’s a record that, for all its lyrical protestations of exuberance, tends to shuffle awkwardly at the edge of the dance floor...
allmusic“A serious album about heartbreak and sadness...” On a Bedroom Wall is an impressive record from a "joke" band, full of emotion and hooks, which should get them taken seriously by lovers of '80s-influenced sounds done in a thoroughly modern manner...
The Line of Best Fit“Elevates an already great band to the altitude of Good Vibe Heaven...” Fleetingly, you may taste Still Flyin’ Classic. ‘Take these Streets’ and ‘Candlemaker’ are pretty standard fare, layering Rawls’s sidelong, boyish vocals over whisper rhythms and clipped little guitar chords until the momentum runs over..
Drowned In Sound“Won’t be matched this year for its pained beauty...” Paints a glorious colour wheel of day-glo neon pop sounds and melancholy melodies. There’s enough interesting, Eighties influenced, sounds to be ‘on trend’ whilst the vocals have the hurt inflection of Jens Lekman...
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