Thursday, July 12, 2012

Friend Slash Lover - The Grey Area

Friend Slash Lover - The Grey Area (2012) Independent
Produced by Thom Flowers
Tracks : 1.As seen on TV 2.The grey area 3.Unaware 4.Dear god 5.S2PD HMN 6.Carry your weight
3,5 out of 5

Now this is a great EP, the 2nd album "The Grey Area" from Los Angeles based Friend Slash Lover that is fronted by singer/songwriter Josh Mintz. A band influenced by David Bowie, The Killers and Depeche Mode sounds really interesting and the music does not disappoint. You can tell they´re huge fans of 70´s new wave and 80´s indie rock, Friend Slash Lover sounds like a mix between The Cure, The Boomtown Rats and A Flock of Seagulls. Songs like "The grey area", "S2PD HMN" and "Unaware" are just adorable or why not the exceptional cover of XTC´s "Dear god" which is lovely. Also available with the band is the 2010 EP "As American as ones and zeros".

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