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"The Whole Scene Going"
Without trying to sound
like too much of a suck-up, all I
can say about the latest
release from local favorites girlpope - The Whole Scene Going - is that
it is a pure power pop
With a sound influenced
by many but still their own, girlpope roars through all eight tracks
at a fever pitch. From the first track , “Indy 500” , to the last, “Too
Much” the battery of drummer Brandon Delmont and bassist Rich Campagna
provide a relentless assault. Guitarist Mark Norris’ lyrics and wounded-heart
vocals shine throughout.
Highlights include the shagadelic sounds of “Real Whigged Out”. The
buzz guitars on “The Rich Ones Start” with a great little ending.
And “Jive By” with it’s chorus of “Oh La La’s” that just sticks in your
head all day. But the true gem of the record is “So Far As Now”. From the
opening drum shots right through all three minutes and thiry-nine seconds
till the end, this is by far the best track on the disc. The true high
point is when the organ slowly begins to build during the bridge and just
explodes to a solo that propels the song into maximum overdrive.
a case full of hook laden and melodic songs, many Buffalo music
awards and accolades and airplay all over the world (yes, the world) ,
girlpope is a band not to be overlooked.
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