A horrible hack

Forest Giants

Planes Fly Overhead

Year Released: 2006
Format: CD
Label: cherryade
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
This label is great, they send me free sweets with review items. I love that! Put out more records so that I can get more sweets! It also helps that this label is releasing good stuff, man! I wish more obscure indie rock labels that put out good stuff would send things for review. Plus sweets. Forest Giants do fuzzy, poppy indie rock and they do it really well, opening with "Planes Fly Overhead", burying the vocals behind a wall of guitar and keyboard that just fuzzzzzes away like it was exiled from the 1980s. Its almost effortless, and it can't really be that complicated to pen a tune that has so little change in structure throughout, but sometimes that's all I need. This song really reminds me of something that I can't quite put my finger on, I guess its got some shoegaze elements going on but its fused with the pop so sweetly. To tie things up they give us "Gone Away", which is miserable and downbeat and triggers the thought of Galaxie 500 to me. Love it. Too bad about the lumpen second track on here, "Pick Up The Pieces" which didn't float my boat at all, but the other two tracks are really impressive and bode well for a great future for this band. LP please!

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