â€œGo To Sleepâ€ is not surprisingly a track that is sedate, a perfect bit of dream-pop that has influences including The Cranberries. â€œGot Your Noteâ€ is another of the same style of tracks but really succeeds in involving a slightly different sound as before with a stop-start sound and activist drums. Each of the tracks on â€œDouble Dutchâ€ is tenderly constructed with instrumentation that only bolster Ashlinâ€™s already smooth vocals. â€œListen For The Sunâ€ is a track that is destined for heavy radio play, as Ashlinâ€™s vocals bouncy back and forth over an inoffensive guitar composition that draws some influence from the mid to late nineties.
â€œDouble Dutchâ€ is a collection of tracks that are easily as catchy as anything that Weezer could put out, but even with the discâ€™s professional sound there seems to be a human component that is perhaps lacking in most rock of this nature. Perhaps most interesting in terms of an aficionadoâ€™s view on this disc would have to be how the production was created to make the drums â€œpopâ€ throughout. It is not as if there is being a skin hit but one can hear some echoing that makes the trackâ€™s sound that much more full. With the short track length of the songs on â€œDouble Dutchâ€, individuals can feel confident that they will not grow weary of the music here, as it continually changes in enough of a way to keep the disc fresh.
To the average listener â€œDouble Dutchâ€ will pass by much too quickly; the style of music that The Eames Era commit to disc is of the general style that one can put it on and work without being distracted in the least. Even if there is enough of a differentiation between the tracks, the music has more of a disc than a single context. Still, there are some shining exceptions to this rule, of which the most visible has to be â€œOld Folksâ€. It is almost as if the disc gets stronger with each subsequent track as â€œYear of the Waitressâ€ has a guitar style that approximates Interpol even as the slightly-snotty vocals of Ashlin look toward Matthew Sweet for inspiration. Fun pop that is relatively innocuous in its sound, The Eames Era come forth strongly with this album. Even if this is not at the bleeding edge of innovation, the sincerity and clear sound of the band should provide listeners with enough reasons to pick up this album.
Top Tracks: Old Folks, Boy Came In
The Eames Era â€“ Double Dutch / 2005 C Student / 11 Tracks / http://www.theeamesera.com / http://www.cstudentrecords.com / Reviewed 09 December 2005