5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Refreshing & Exciting,
This review is from: The Beginning Stages Of ... (Audio CD)
Lots has been said about this band, but I just need to add my comments because I just love them. Its very rare that a band comes along which is so exciting.
(if you dont know who they are they are a 24 piece band which comprises a choir a great Flaming Lips style sounding singer and several classical instruments (harp, french horn, trumpet etc) and they play massive, feel good songs which really rock)
The songs all have great pace and are beautifully played and the band really build the songs up well.
Once you've got this - then on the 'Hanging Around' single by them there is a version of David Bowies Five Years which is inspired, it just fits so well with their sound and they make it their own.
If you like this band and want to hear the lead singers band before this, check out the last two Tripping Daisy albums, they are quite similar in terms of sound, although it was all studio produced instead of having a big choir. go for Jesus Hits like the Atom Bomb or the self titled Tripping Daisy...