Londale is able to tell a complete and engaging story with their new album AM/FM. The album begins with Hey, a rock track that soars on chugging guitars, on point drums, and charismatic vocals. Fans of Cheap Trick, Live, and Alkaline Trio will be able to appreciate what Londale has put forward. Hold Me Down is another unique track that draws upon a varied musical tradition. This means that there are nods to “Test For Echo”-era Rush, Live, and the Counting Crows as Londale takes listeners for a journey.
Love’s Bitter Mystery is a tremendously emotional track that has the vocals pulling double duty – they both tell a story as well as contribute to the overall harmonies of the single. The guitar line is similarly versatile, seamlessly uniting the instrumental and vocal sides. When the guitar is able to expand and stretch out, the resulting mini-solo refreshes the sound until the 3:39 end time. Truth About You straddles the line between rock and more country styles; Londale’s work here pulls together the Goo Goo Dolls and the Drive-By Truckers, even as hints of Modest Mouse and the White Stripes play in the background. This is one of our favorite tracks on AM/FM as it is so sense fans will find new twists and turns even during their fifth or sixth listen. Time On The Moon is a pensive track that will draw fans in; the epic sound of the guitar / drum dynamic calls back to the huge sound of performers like Bruce Springsteen and U2. The gradual uptick in the song’s momentum makes the chorus resound that much louder.
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Top Tracks: Time On The Moon, Truth About You