Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Codeine Velvet Club

Add Date: March 30

Artist: Codeine Velvet Club

Album: Codeine Velvet Club

Label: Dangerbird

Genre: Pop

Comments: Codeine Velvet Club is made up of The Fratellis' Jon Lawler and singer/songwriter Lou Hickey, a duo who have a "shared love of '60s boy-girl duets, dramatic orchestral pop, dark postwar Hollywood and Las Vegas romanticism". Their self-titled record makes these influences clear--it's big, full orchestral pop instrumentation (the orchestral score for the album was written by Belle & Sebastian's Mick Cooke), highlighting sweet but substantial male/female vocals. Bold but not aggressive, the record is equally '60s wall of sound and modern indie-pop. Start with tracks 1, 2, 5, 7, and 11.

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