Category : Brit Pop
A Is Jump
I had actually heard the entire My Ice-Fingered Ghost CD from A Is Jump long ago (quite cool name for a band, by the way. We ARE a playstation nation…) but I didn’t get a chance to write them up until now. Interesting, because this is actually my favorite band off Future Appletree, whose roster also includes the familiar Marlboro Chorus and Driver of The Year.
So now that I’ve gotten to listen to it I have to say that yep, all the reviews about the band are correct in saying that they’ve yanked a bit out of Great Brit and brought it back to the flatlands of the Midwest. These are great layered songs that often feature the singer’s strong falsetto ringing stridently over washes of guitar. The opening track, “Peeling Space”, has a really good up and down main guitar line that rings almost like XTC or Sugarplastic (one and the same, aren’t they) but less campy. The same type of instrumental walking lines appear on the excellent “Waited So Long” which sounds so familiar but I can’t place where I’ve heard the main melody before.
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