Derby-Posters_Fade-2008-404ARTiST: DerbyALBUM: Posters FadeBiTRATE: 197kbps avgQUALiTY: EAC Secure Mode / LAME 3.97 Final / -V2 --vbr-new / 44.100KhzLABEL: Green SubmarineGENRE: RockSiZE: 73.62 megsPLAYTiME: 0h 48min 48sec totalRiP DATE: 2008-06-27STORE DATE: 2008-06-17Track List:--------01. Why Don't You Do It 1:4302. All or Nothing 3:4003. Only What She's Selling 4:1404. Stop Stalling 4:0705. If Ever There's a Reason 3:5906. Streetlight 3:5007. Hopes 3:4408. Treetops 2:2909. Michigan 3:3810. Don't Feed The Bear 3:2111. Posters Fade 4:0512. Stumps 2:2613. As My Own 4:5814. Episode 2:34Release Notes:--------Derby's right about one thing: Posters, like just about everything else left outtoo long n the sun, eventually fade. What's new becomes old and we move on tofind a new new. With posters, like bands, furniture, automobiles and loves, theimportant thing is to find things that won't fade so quickly. Things able toweather time, sun and the elements. Things that won't get old quickly.Like it or not, a lot of today's indie-pop outfits' music (and, by proxy,careers) are bound to fade, and fade fast. It's a universal axiom: What's hottoday is not tomorrow. Deal with it. Posters Fade should be here for a while,though: Derby plays pure pop that's easily ushered into the indie-pop world butnever confined by it.Posters Fade is indie pop for people who hate indie pop. Derby's just as adeptat spinning pure-pop melodies as any of their more fashion-consciouscontemporaries, checking everyone from the Beach Boys to The Posies in agallant, grand and confident take on super-charged melodies, big guitar hooksand sing-along vocals that's certainly vintage in its origins, though, oddly,ready to be put alongside acts like The Shins and Spoon in its quest for theperfect hook. Most important to pop fiends, it's not really too happy with thethought of borrowing too much from the hip-and-cool blueprint. Derby's here tomake pop music on its own terms, and those terms are quite agreeable.Derby comes off as a middle ground between Cats on Fire's cultured pop leaningsand the folk-pop work of Band of Horses. And while that sounds fashionable (andit probably is), Derby's anything but ladder-climbing scenesters. "As My Own"unfurls a slowly unwinding guitar melody as harmonies scrub all the grit out ofthe tracks' rock instrumentation. "Streelight" and "Michigan" suffer from thesame over-produced sound that runs rampant in today's pop circles, butunderneath the gobs of polish, the songs are fundamentally solid, using popbasics to hold down loose, effervescent tunes. "All or Nothing" and the titletrack offer guitars that are lodged midway between buzzing '80s-styled indierock and more modern, jangly tunes, keeping energy and melody alive.In a decade or so, a lot of today's blogger faves will be nothing more thandated leftovers from our day and age. Posters Fade fits nicely into today's popscene, but it doesn't sacrifice anything to do it: Underneath the mild allusionsto indie-kid fashions, Derby's a hardworking pop act with its heart and hooks inall the right places.
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