Monday, June 22, 2009

War Tapes

Add Date: June 23

Artist: War Tapes

Album: The Continental Divide

Label: Sarathan

Genre: Rock, post-punk

Comments: L.A. band War Tapes make gloomy post-punk clearly influenced by the likes of Joy Division and The Cure. Those are fine bands to claim as forebears, of course, but the list of current groups doing this kind of thing is seemingly endless. And unfortunately, The Continental Divide doesn't do anything to distinguish itself from similar records from Editors, She Wants Revenge, The Bravery, etc., etc. Still, there's something to be said for the best form of flattery, when it's at least competently done. Check out "The Night Unfolds" and "Dreaming of You."

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