Friday, April 30, 2010

Washington Post Kindred spirits: Kings of Leon, Coldplay


Upon the release of No Second Troy's new album Colors, celebrated reviews have been popping up everywhere, all in time before the band's CD release show, Saturday, May 1st at The Black Cat in Washington, DC. Yes! Finally the show is here!!! Woot!

Catherine Lewis of The Washington Post listened to Colors with feeling when she wrote, "The D.C.-based quintet effortlessly conveys the ennui of early adulthood without sounding mopey or solipsistic. These songs are, at their core, sweet pop-rock tunes; they're just infused with a sense of realism and truth." Lewis also noted, "The album standout is the thoughtful "Leap of Faith," in which lead singer Jeff Wharen's vulnerability sounds as if he's both pleading with someone specific and wondering whether that special someone will ever appear."

Delusions of Adequacy also posted an in-depth review of Colors, noting the album's audible sense of colors. "The album’s strategy can be simply detailed: everything, including the music, is made up of colors that attempting to deem something as right/wrong, bad/good, or even, black/white will never amount to anything because of all the grays involved. But upon further listening, one can easily notice that while topical in many forms, it’s a debate that has been raging for years. And through the album’s music, everything is brought forth by musicians that are all comfortable in their own skin, aware of their abilities as band mates. These assets provide an album that is not only aware of its challenging themes but at the same time, filled with an abundant amount of great music," wrote Bryan Sanchez.

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