Monday, February 18, 2008

CD Review 4

Artist: Chris Walla
Title: Field Manual
They’re all good (and clean): 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Date: 02/18/08

Genre: Pop Rock

FINALLY! Something with "Death Cab for Cutie" in the RIYL that actually sounds like Death Cab! ... mainly because Chris Walla is the guitarist and producer for Death Cab for Cutie (as well as the producer of Tegan & Sara and The Decemberists).

This is his first attempt at recording his own stuff. Not bad for a first try. Chris plays all of the instruments except drums (done by Jason McGerr from Death Cab and Kurt Dahle from The New Pornographers).

It's got a Death Cab feel sans Ben Gibbard's voice (which, let's face it, is part of Death Cab's magic).

Spin this shit before he goes Top 40!

RIYL: Death Cab meets OK Go on track 2 meets the Beatles a little bit… sometimes… but maybe that’s just me (it probably is)

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