Auto Interiors – Let’s Agree To Deceive Our Best Friends

Auto Interiors – Let’s Agree To Deceive Our Best Friends / 2007 Ryko / 11 Tracks / http://www.myspace.com/autointeriors / http://www.rykodisc.com /

The Auto Interiors on “Let’s Agree To Deceive Our Best Friends” seem to have a sound that blends the darkly catchy music of Interpol and The Editors with the emotive, earthy emo music of the mid to late nineties. What results on tracks like “Window Shopping” is that a catchy band comes up with a softly-stated song that will easily reach its’ way up the charts. “Window Shopping” may only be three minutes, but Auto Interiors are able to craft their own sound in a convincing way. The arrangements are linked strongly to earlier style, as there is a precise type of progression present on this track that could be drawn all the way back to classical music.

What will be most surprising about Auto Interiors to most listeners would have to be the fact that all of the band throws in to a track. Thus, during a song like “I Suppose”, the vocals, bass, guitars, and drums all enter in and contribute heavily to the track. This adds a number of layers to the finished product, and makes something that would normally seem light and airy into a very dense track. “I Suppose” is a track that changes up the overall influences of Auto Interiors, with a sound that recalls the sixties much more common during the track than the earlier style found on “Window Shopping”. The band has settled into a blend of these two styles by the time that “Land Mines” starts up. What is impressive about “Land Mines” is the brief drum solo that breaks up the track into two distinct parts. Auto Interiors play a style of music on “Let’s Agree To Deceive” that is not anything that has been heard in a few years, if ever.

The band members are able to succeed in bringing their own blend of styles throughout the entirety of the disc, and while individuals may not know who Auto Interiors are at this time, they will soon. Tracks easily flow into each other; the brief stop in the music that is present during “Land Mines” and “Science Failed Me” will be ignored by many of the listeners of Auto Interiors, as the styles of the two tracks are very similar. The band has enough talent to make a cohesive album and make it stay away from merely rehashing the styles and sounds present during earlier tracks. Pick it up.

Top Tracks: Science Failed Me, Small Death

Rating: 6.8/10

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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