Friday, 27 August 2010

Marina - Sleepy Sun [Single] (ATP Recordings)

Hailing from California, Sleepy Sun are an Alt Rock band of huge proportions. They don’t just write your average three minute, straight to the point kind of track – every once in a while they like to take you on a journey of epic proportions by writing six minute(+) songs featuring varying styles and feels at all times. 

The latest single to be taken from their second album ‘Fever’ does exactly this. ‘Marina’ flits between wailing guitars that Jack White would be proud of, and the simple elegance of vocals and quiet, almost bluesy sounds. “That’s not very epic” I hear you say, but you haven’t heard one of the most randomly placed, yet not at all unwelcome pieces of South American style music with tribal sounding vocals. I’m not sure what Sleepy Sun were thinking when they decided to put this little section into the middle of what is already a very powerful song, but I’m really not complaining. It lifts the song to a new level, adding excitement in a track that could potentially become quite tedious and predictable. It’s moments like that that make a band stand out from the rest, and make me recommend downloading ‘Marina’ on 6th September highly. 7/10

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