Friday, January 25, 2013

The Aliens - Astronomy For Dogs

This album sounds like three former members of The Beta Band decided to cut a 1960's style psychedelic record, which is a good thing because that's exactly what this is.

The Aliens ride a curious line. While other bands like The Apples in Stereo are more obsessed with how to create a 1960's sound through studio recording techniques, The Aliens seem more interested in creating a 1960's sound through songwriting alone. The production qualities on this album make no qualms about sounding modern, but the songs still have a vintage ring. Throughout the album, you'll find yourself wondering whether it sounds more new or old.

I highly recommend this album to fans of power pop (because they'll appreciate the songcraft), fans of The Beta Band (for obvious reasons) and for fans of 1960's psychedelic rock who wish there were still bands doing it like they did it in the old days.

Baleeted? Nope. Too good for the baleeted bin.

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