2008 - Posters Fade

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    ARTiST: Derby
    ALBUM: Posters Fade
    BiTRATE: 197kbps avg
    QUALiTY: EAC Secure Mode / LAME 3.97 Final / -V2 --vbr-new / 44.100Khz
    LABEL: Green Submarine
    GENRE: Rock
    SiZE: 73.62 megs
    PLAYTiME: 0h 48min 48sec total
    RiP DATE: 2008-06-27
    STORE DATE: 2008-06-17

    Track List:
    01. Why Don't You Do It 1:43
    02. All or Nothing 3:40
    03. Only What She's Selling 4:14
    04. Stop Stalling 4:07
    05. If Ever There's a Reason 3:59
    06. Streetlight 3:50
    07. Hopes 3:44
    08. Treetops 2:29
    09. Michigan 3:38
    10. Don't Feed The Bear 3:21
    11. Posters Fade 4:05
    12. Stumps 2:26
    13. As My Own 4:58
    14. Episode 2:34

    Release Notes:
    Derby's right about one thing: Posters, like just about everything else left out
    too long n the sun, eventually fade. What's new becomes old and we move on to
    find a new new. With posters, like bands, furniture, automobiles and loves, the
    important thing is to find things that won't fade so quickly. Things able to
    weather 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 hot
    today 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 but
    never confined by it.

    Posters Fade is indie pop for people who hate indie pop. Derby's just as adept
    at spinning pure-pop melodies as any of their more fashion-conscious
    contemporaries, checking everyone from the Beach Boys to The Posies in a
    gallant, grand and confident take on super-charged melodies, big guitar hooks
    and 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 the
    perfect hook. Most important to pop fiends, it's not really too happy with the
    thought of borrowing too much from the hip-and-cool blueprint. Derby's here to
    make 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 leanings
    and the folk-pop work of Band of Horses. And while that sounds fashionable (and
    it 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 of
    the tracks' rock instrumentation. "Streelight" and "Michigan" suffer from the
    same over-produced sound that runs rampant in today's pop circles, but
    underneath the gobs of polish, the songs are fundamentally solid, using pop
    basics to hold down loose, effervescent tunes. "All or Nothing" and the title
    track offer guitars that are lodged midway between buzzing '80s-styled indie
    rock 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 than
    dated leftovers from our day and age. Posters Fade fits nicely into today's pop
    scene, but it doesn't sacrifice anything to do it: Underneath the mild allusions
    to indie-kid fashions, Derby's a hardworking pop act with its heart and hooks in
    all the right places.


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