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WALK THE MOON – Tightrope EP

| 26 January 2013 | Reply


Label: RCA Records

Release Date: January 22, 2012

Rating: 8.5/10

Reviewed by: ToddStar

Some days an indie release is just what the doctor ordered.  Today the doctors orders include the latest EP from Walk The Moon.  “Tightrope” is a slice of indie pop fun.  The guitars are light and rhythmic while the drums keep time and add a little punch to the track.  The vocals are well suited to the track.  “Anyway I Can,” a B-side from the album ‘Walk The Moon,’ is next and is a surprise.  The synth sound along with the vocals and other instruments create a song that might have been better suited on the disc, instead of being relegated to B-side status.  The song has a cool vibe that gets the foot tapping.  Next up are three new tracks, including “Tete-A-Tete.”  This track deviates slightly from the last couple songs, in that it opens with a darker sound, until the song kicks in.  These guys know how to construct good pop songs.  The music has heavy spots, but it adds a little depth to this collection.  “Drunk In The Woods” is techo-indie goodness.  The keyboards, along with bass and guitar, drive this song.  The vocals here are less suited to the track, but don’t detract from it either.  The band puts an acoustic spin on the title track, and it seems to have a new life.  The fun of the original isn’t lost on the acoustic guitar.  The vocals carry this track a little more, but it works on this song.  The disc closes with a live cover of the Talking Heads “Burning Down The House.”  This is quite an ambitious song for such a young band – but they pull it off.  The song has all the fun and key aspects of the original, while retaining the sound of this band.

Category: CD Reviews

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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