Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Meligrove Band

Add Date: August 31

The Meligrove Band

Shimmering Lights

Last Gang


Shimmering Lights is the third LP from Toronto's The Meligrove Band, and their first for Last Gang (Ten Kens, Metric). Though they've been around for over a decade, this is the first I've heard of the Toronto act, which incorporates horns, strings, organ and more alongside its pedal-friendly guitar-driven sound. The new album is all over the place, from the Broken Social Scene-style bombastic pop of opener "Ghosts at My Back," to the percussion-driven post-punk of "Halflight," to the Built to Spill-leaning "This Work," to the explosive closing track "Eagles." The Meligrove Band dabbles in many different forms, but they perform them all at least adequately--and many of them quite well. Very enjoyable.

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