Late Cambrian, 'Golden Time'
Info: The opening bars of 'Throwing Shade' immediately leave you in no doubt as to where you're going to be going when listening to New York band, Late Cambrian's third album, Golden Time. From the swaggering bass-line to the call to arms vocals of front-man John Wlaysewski, added to some great guitar riffs and lovely synth playing from the mysteriously named O. Title track 'Golden Time' follows and is the definition of sun-drenched indie-pop with a simple but effective guitar hook complimenting driven drum rolls and nice vocal harmonies. 'Game Show', the LP's fourth track has a distinctively 90's feel about it and reminded me very much of Weezer around the time of their Blue album, ending abruptly, but not before we're treated to some more spacey synths, I can never get enough of those synthesizers! The seventh track on the album, 'DYBIL', is a weird and wonderful mix of 70's disco and a more contemporary electronic sound as well as some lovely Chic-esque guitar playing scattered throughout the track. Continuing the electro vibe is the perfect closer, 'Shiny Cars', my favourite track on the album, and where I personally feel Late Cambrian excel in terms of style. The song captures their ability to write good catchy songs but also an experimental side from the half-way point onwards, which I would love to see more of on a forthcoming album. There's plenty of time for that though, and at present Late Cambrian should enjoy the achievement of putting together a highly appealing and accomplished album in Golden Time.
Additional info: Golden Time is due for release in November, 2014, and Late Cambrian will be touring Europe for the first time in tandem with the release. The band will be supporting MC Frontalot, and, wait for it Irish fans...the legendary Wheatus on tour, so you can dust off your yellow-tinted glasses, fishing hats and Adidas tracksuit tops. In addition, I will be catching up with Late Cambrian when they play in Café en Seine in Dublin on the 9th of October and doing an interview and if they're not too camera-shy we might have a little photo shoot too, all of which will be up on the blog afterwards. Here are the Irish tour dates and, as usual, do show the band some love on social media! Oh, and here's another track for your pleasure;
Late Cambrian, 'Throwing Shade'
October 8, Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland
October 9, Café en Seine, Dublin, Ireland
October 10, Magnet Young Adult Centre, Newry, UK
October 11, 5th on Teeling, Sligo, Ireland
* all concerts are w/Wheatus, MC Frontalot & others.
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