Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Persian Leaps - Drive Drive Delay

The Persian Leaps - Drive Drive Delay (2014) Land Ski Records
Produced by Neil Weir
Tracks : 1.Fire starter 2.Pretty day 3.Goodbye to South Carolina 4.Truth and consequences 5.Permission
3 out of 5

"Drive drive delay" is the 2nd EP and follow up to "Praise elephants" (2013) from Minnesota based noise pop band The Persian Leaps, featuring Drew Forsberg - Vocals/Guitar, Brad Hendrickson - Bass/Vocals and Michael McCloskey - Drums.
Their music is influenced by bands like The Smiths, My Bloody Valentine and Stone Roses.
The opening track "Fire starter" is not a cover of the Prodigy hit from 1996, it´s an original song by The Persian Leaps that bring thoughts to The Smiths without doubt.
It´s not of the best tracks here, I prefer the 5 minute long "Permission" that grows for each time I listen to it. This song is built on beautiful guitarchords and A Flock of Seagulls-like melodies.
The much shorter "Truth and consequences" is quite catchy, you´ve heard of dream pop but this one goes under dream rock for sure.

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