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THE BLACK SPOONS
THE HISTORY OF MODERN SILENCE
PARTICLE

NYC indie rock darlings The Black Spoons play a very sophisticated style of rock that combines a spacey shoegazing element with poignantly pensive moments whose overall airy aesthetic never wanes or debilitates the wiry yet toe-tapping melodies packed into the 12-track THE HISTORY OF MODERN SILENCE. Armed with an array of elegantly dissonant hooks like the ones found on "If You Loved Me, I'd Be Home By Now", this outfit's provocative sound is rounded out with robust percussion that seemingly takes a front seat on every track, shining brightest on "Automatic Ghost", as well as Jeff Buckley-esque warbling best exemplified on "MMWMM". Imagine Radiohead meets Steely Dan, only stripped down to a trio for an idea of the rousing interludes captured on "Incubator Dreams" or the busy bass and drum tandem that envelopes "When Will Love Be Over?" which combines Talking Heads' oddities with traces of Guided By Voices. If you like your indie rock daring and intellectually charged, The Black Spoons are the choice to make.
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