Grown Up Avenger Stuff – Sparkleton CD Review

 

Some of Us opens up Sparkleton, introducing Grown Up Avenger Stuff as an act that paces itself nicely. At a few seconds shy of a minute, the band immediately kicks into high gear. The distinct sides of Some of Us ensure that fans will be firmly affixed to their seats through the first half of Sparkleton. Sparkleton is the album’s titular track and provides listeners with a distinctly different side to Grown Up Avenger Stuff. The song opens up in a dreamy fashion and gradually snowballs into something meaty and heavy; each second bolsters the track until the high-water mark hits at about two minutes.

The Man is a track that blends together a number of distinct musical styles in the establishment of a wholly unique effort. Grown Up Avenger Stuff touches upon Breeder, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and even Stevie Nicks during this introduction to the album’s second half. The instrumental ability of the band is intense; the splashy guitars, ropy bass lines, and utter fury created by the band will keep the album’s momentum high. The penultimate track on Sparkleton is Too Cool, which allows the band over five minutes to create a modern-day masterpiece. Deirdre’s vocals work perfectly to provide that added oomph; the band’s spontaneity on this track

Grown Up Avenger Stuff is an act that will be considered in the same realm as The Replacements and Mission to Burma; while the band places grunge trappings on Sparkleton, the overall feel of the album is much more varied. Make sure to check out the latest news and information about Grown Up Avenger Stuff on their website or their Facebook (http://facebook.com/grownupavengerstuff).

Top Tracks: Some of Us, The Man

Rating: 8.5/10

Grown Up Avenger Stuff – Sparkleton CD Review / 2013 Self / 7 Tracks / http://grownupavengerstuff.com/sparkleton

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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