I'm back from my end of summer vacation and I've made some adjustments to the website as well. Nothing major, just a bit of a redesign with some new graphics. Let me know what you think. We'll start off the fall season with a quintessential summertime record, the new LP from Gold-Bears.
I thoroughly enjoyed the last Gold-Bears record, so I was pretty keen on this new one coming out, but I was not prepared with how much better this band had gotten since their last album. Everything I loved about their debut has somehow gotten even better. The songs are faster, the melodies are sweeter, the hooks are catchier and the production is perfect.
Gold-Bears remind me a little bit of The Thermals at times, but without the barbs and with a ton of vocal harmonies added in. Songs like"Yeah, Tonight" and "Memo" are two of my favorites but the cream of the crop is "For You." I just love the interplay between the guitar and the vocals. The riff holds down the song, while the lyrics just soar over everything.
Again, I really liked the band's debut, but Dalliance is practically perfect. If the year ended right now, there's no way this is not in the top 5 best records to have come out in 2014.
Gold-Bears - "For You":