Thursday, July 21, 2011
Magnetic Island - Keyboard EP
The latest EP from Magnetic Island is another change of sound for the New York-based duo/loose collective. The name might suggest a flirtation with 80's pop or something like that, but that's not the case: instead, Keyboard has a vintage alt-rock feel. The guitars and vocals on tuneful opening track 'The Way', for example, have a bit of a 4AD vibe about them. 'Wish I Knew' swells subtly but anthemically, while 'Diner' is a thrilling instrumental track with lashings of distortion. Great stuff, and the EP is free to download from their Bandcamp.
A debut album is on the way too.