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Pell Mell


The Pell Mell of the '90s (as apposed to the '70s German band) aren't the most well known, but still have quite a pop-indie-rock sound to them. The mask to the radio world, and therefore the popular world, most likely being due to the lack of vocals. Nonetheless, Interstate, their 4th release, is still a very user-friendly album with plenty of happy and up-beat music. The simplicity of the songs lead a bit of emptiness and "continual loop" effect, though, something that's probably easier fix with vocals.

"Saucer," "Pound Cake," and "Constellation" prove this very well due mostly impart to the repetitiveness of all of them. "Drift," on the other hand, is very simple still but has a somber and relaxed melody, which is quite a change from the rest of the album. The album I could probably best describe as a mix between something from The Bare Naked Ladies and Mogwai.

Though "Nothing Lies Still" is a favorite of mine, mostly for the echoy guitar effects and gradual layering, I'm still not very partial to the rest of the album. If you like being happy or dance or something, though, this album might be a good one for you. All-and-all, there is too much emphases on the lead guitar and not enough on other instruments/effects.

Zeff Svoboda

Track List

  1. Nothing Lies Still Long
  2. Revival
  3. Anna Karina
  4. Saucer
  5. Pound Cake
  6. Constellation
  7. Blacktop
  8. Butterfly Effect
  9. Drift
  10. Vegetable Kingdom
  11. Ether
  12. Floating Gate