Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Less-Is-More Approach

We own the new album by Brakes (or brakesbrakesbrakes as they are known in the U.S.), titled Touchdown.

Pitchfork remarks on the Brighton band,
This type of unpretentious, smart, straight-no-chaser rock has been somewhat lacking in British indie music for the last few years, so it's good to hear Brakes pushing all the right buttons. Although only one song passes the five-minute mark, Touchdown overflows with ideas imaginatively sifted from a range of genres, and feels honest, infectious, and personable from beginning to end.
According to lead singer Eamon Hamilton:
"We are fundamentally responsible for the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America ... If it hadn't been for our 5-second epic song "Cheney" (lyrics: "Cheney, Cheney, Cheney, stop being such a ****"), then it is without a doubt that McCain would've won, and died, and Sarah Palin would have become President and Ruler of the Known Universe by April 2009. We would've been releasing our new album Touchdown into a world in the grip of a nuclear winter, with no electricity for people to listen to the CD, and no Internet for them to download it from."

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