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Saturday, 9 March 2019

Smile From Tokyo - It Haunts

Brooklyn Quartet, Smile From Tokyo offer up a cracking new album with It Haunts. The album jingles and jangles just the right amount and there is some stunning Guitar solos that mark it out from the ordinary.

There's a hint of R.E.M at times, a far more melodic version and at the time the stream of consciousness lyrics fit splendidly with the chiming around it. Then there's This Ghost which is more Southern Country Rock.

There's a definite Husker Du feel here, particularly on Where Did You Go with it's high Fuzz quota. There's largely two halves to the album. The second half is more Acoustic driven which works well, particularly on the jangling California.

 However the band are best when it gets a bit more frenetic. Particularly on Hard To Say with it's Cult like intro and Stay The Course which is ace Power Pop. I am highly impressed with what It Haunts provides and it continues the great start to the year.

You can but and preview the album from CD Baby here.


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