A Static Lullaby - A Static Lullaby Release Date: October 10, 2006 Record Label: Fearless
A lot has happened for A Static Lullaby in the last little while. They were dropped from Columbia records following the release of their 2005 release Faso Latido as well as the departure of three of members brought on a much needed change for this Chino Hills, California band. Signing to the highly respected Fearless Records, A Static Lullaby took it upon themselves to bring things back into check and with the release of their anticipated self-titled effort, the boys definitely brought new attention to themselves with this empowering, and heavily captivating effort.
With the addition of John Death on guitars, Dane Poppin on bass and Jarrod Alexander on drums, A Static Lullaby have, in the eyes of Joe Brown and Dan Arnold have heightened their level of musicianship and it’s readily presented throughout their Fearless Records debut. Opening the album up with “Hang ‘em High,” A Static Lullaby present a differing sound with quick flashbacks to the sound they coveted on their 2003 release …And Don’t Forget To Breathe. A definite sign of success already on the forefront, A Static Lullaby continue to display signs of maturity with tracks like “Trigger Happy Tarantula,” a heavy but highly potent song. While keeping in resurrect with …And Don’t Forget To Breathe, the album furthers itself from the experimentally laden Faso Latido that was miles behind where the band are now.
The album presses on over the course of the next few tracks, the band tear into a couple more brilliant tracks. Musically the band elevate themselves with “Life in a Museum” as a track like “Static Slumber Party” garners to more of a steady paced beat giving the band a chance to express their sound differently than experience throughout previous tracks. The album is ended with “Mechanical Heart,” contributing a spacey sound encompassed by dreamy vocal tones and glowing screams, the perfect way to end off what should of come much sooner; A Static Lullaby.
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