Lullabies in A & C
Bel Auburn; leave your comparisons at the door. My advice anyway. I hate comparisons, although like I have said previously, we need them – at least for some frame of reference. Your frame of reference for Bel Auburn can be; the apparent label of indie rock and the promise of some tracks to sample.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll also know that I’m a bit fussy when it comes to rock music; some stuff does something for me, whilst rather a lot… doesn’t. The moderately intelligent reader will then by now have drawn the conclusion that I must therefore like Bel Auburn. Bingo, Sherlock!
Bel Auburn are a five piece indie rock band from Ohio. The band consists of; Scott, Mark, Jared, Justin, and another Mark. Their sound is soulful, emotive, and definitely rocking. I was lucky enough to be contacted by a member of the band; Jared, and he pointed me in the direction of their new album Lullabies in A & C, naturally I indulged.
They list their influences on the bio of their website and also on their MySpace page, but like I said, we wont worry too much bout comparisons – although needless to say it would seem they’ve done their homework and taken heed from the best parts of many previously successful artists. Like many a true music lover, I tend to enjoy music that has something about it, something deeper and meaningful. Doesn’t necessarily mean every song I hear has to leave me in a puddle of tears, far from it, but the true beauty in music is only found within compositions built from obscene masses of effort, dedication, and skill. Although these things can only really be measured by ones apparent appreciation for said artistic content.
This album, Lullabies in A & C, has both emotional and cinematic elements to it, as well as being a genuine indie rock record. You could stick it on under any circumstances, would be great to hear live, play in the car, on the ipod, ah you get the idea. Tracks like Lullaby in A maintain the atmospheric side to Bel Auburn with great precision, whilst the likes of Roses is a driven track with haunting vocals and energy in abundance.
Bel Auburn – Roses
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 15th August.
It’s worth noting that the instruments are played fantastically on this record; the drums are thumping and the guitars are precisely on key and in place. The main vocalist for the band, Scott, has an amazing voice and partnered with the musicians, these guys could never have gone wrong. A thoroughly enjoyable record, and this coming from an often indie rock skeptic.
Being not only a very talented band, but a wise band, Bel Auburn have also made the full record available for download via their website. So definitely make sure you get it listened to, I’m very confident that you wont regret it. Also, if you are feeling in a kind mood, make sure you add the guys to your friends list on MySpace, and leave them lots of nice comments.