[ Merge Records / CD ]
Release Date: Tuesday 26 July 2005
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For those who like their music contemplative, catchy and lush - thirteen songs of gorgeously lush and vaguely melancholic beauty.
"An utterly amazing, soaring soundscape - lush, epic layers come and go like the ocean's tide."
'The Fallen Leaf Pages' is the stunning new album from LA trio the Radar Brothers. It's their fourth full-length release and first since '02s 'And The Surrounding Mountains'. For the past ten years, the Radar Brothers have delivered beautifully crafted, sparse, desert pop and their new album ploughs a similar furrow: thirteen songs of gorgeously lush and vaguely melancholic beauty.
It's now been three years since their last major tour, but as usual with the Radar Bros, the results prove to have been well worth the wait. Recorded exclusively at their own studios in LA, 'The Fallen Leaf Pages' is a warm, inviting album with new variations on their classic Pink Floyd-meets-Crazy Horse-meets-The Beach Boys vibe that the band have become known for.
Their music evokes the laidback, sun drenched desert nuance of Southern California, as opposed to the glitzy glamour and synthetic sheen of Hollywood. More of a walk through Joshua Tree than a stroll down Rodeo Drive.
Layers of guitars and keyboards wash over beautiful harmonies to create a sonic blueprint for reflection and wistful daydreaming. Lyrically, the group's twisted tales and somber ruminations are often at odds with the dreamy melodies, but it is in these wonderful dichotomies that you'll find the Radar Brothers' true genius. For those who like their music contemplative, catchy and lush.
1. Faces of the Damned
2. To Remember
4. Government Land
5. We're Not Sleeping
6. Dark Road Window
7. Like an Ant Floating in Milk
8. Is That Blood
9. River Shade
10. Show Yourself
11. Sometime, Awhile Ago
13. Breathing Again