Friday, February 10, 2006

Aloha - Weekend

Aloha are one of those bands that I had been meaning to check out for years, but I never really had the chance to sit down with one of their albums until now. Some Echoes is their 4th "long player", due out on April 11th on Polyvinyl Records. I can only assume it is a fairly good representation of their overall style, as it closely resembles the imagined soundscapes I already had in my head (and the established sounds of the Polyvinyl roster). That is to say, for the most part, dreamy pop songs with a hint of lounge flavour thanks to the unique use of marimba and vibraphone that they are known for. I had been expecting to hear a little more in the way of free-form experimentation, however, so perhaps this is an example of the band going in a slightly more concise and straightforward direction with their music.

» Bonus Track: Your Eyes
» Bonus Track: Big Morning

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