Tuesday, November 28, 2006
The Lake Is On Fire ..... (PL)

I've mentioned them before on several occasions. This year, Lake & Flames, their new record has hit the stores but not only.............

As I've posted on the occasion of Can't cook (Who cares?)'s single release, this return highlights a new direction on The Car Is On Fire's sound. Do you remember King's of Convenience remix album? or even Badly Drawn Boy's melodic but faster and rockier tracks? So, I'd say they've taken this direction.

With one hour approximately and 23 tracks, Lake & Flames can be seen as the transition between their self-titled debut album and what's coming in the near future, as one can still listen to some tunes likened to their debut and an effort to go forth with their sound.

The album kicks in with The car is on fire early morning internazionale and the magnific Can't cook (Who cares?), the first single to be taken out of this release.

The music continues playing and we hit Parker Posey, a mellow post-punk track that could be compared to a supposed Damon Albarn, The Rapture and The Clash project.

As I move on, I run into some tracks I think we'd be better without. North by Northewest, Ex sex is (not) the best (title) and Kiss kiss take me back to the voice register (or call it tone) that I couldn't stand on their debut. Gladly, I quickly forget these tracks as I find what's next. The irresistible Newyorkewr (with a violin making it sound so charming), an hello to the Beach Boys with Oh, Joe, the synth-pop It´s finally over and the clap your hands, merry-go-round Love.

Surf rock, poppy indie tunes, acoustic melodies, a smile to the post-punk scene and the inclusion of a sax, clarinet and violin make a hell of an effect on this return. This is an album that might take more than one listening round to really appreciate it. It's worth it, believe me.

They're currently on tour, and they shall be playing next at:

01/12 @ MOK, Opole
02/12 @ Firlej, Wroclaw
08/12 @ Jazzga, Lodz

Get to know some of their music at their MySpace or next, with some previews out of their latest record.

Can't Cook (Who cares?)

Parker Posey
It's Finally Over

Their record can be easily found in any of the store we recommend.


posted by SKL @ 10:54 AM  
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