JULIE THE BAND
AN ACT OF COMMUNICATION
Championing an eclectic blend of indie rock teeming with instrumental depth and acerbic wit, savvy Los Angeles quintet Julie the Band present a boundless 15-track effort whose fearless compositions stir up an exhilarating sense of intrigue. AN ACT OF COMMUNICATION skillfully straddles between contagious pop-rock jangle and oddball quirk ("Do Si Do"), finding a comfort zone somewhere between the cautious expansiveness of Incubus, the Bic-lighter drama of Dashboard Confessional, and the zany resourcefulness of Beck ("Catch a Feeling", "Lonely Streets"). Showcasing a knack to adorn heady lyrics with the right mix of horns, strings, and whimsy ("Un-Tongue-Tied"), it's no surprise that the members of this band have ties in the entertainment industry in a behind the scenes capacity, as their endearing music reveals the kind of advanced production sensibilities and clever cohesiveness reserved for those working from the inside.