Dish

Ma Raison De Vivre Ton Amour

Written by: TL on 08/05/2009 20:45:20

One of a number of digital mystery promos that have lately been shoved in my direction comes from the Florida band Dish. Dish is a two man folk/rock endeavor who, judging from the sound of this first record of theirs, titled "Ma Raison De Vivre Ton Amour" ("Your Love Is My Reason To Live"), are indie to the bone.

Pop on a couple of songs of the pair's myspace player and you'll see what I mean. Their stuff simply has the unmistakable indie-feel to it, subtle, mellow and thoughtful as it always is. More specifically though, the band zigzags back and forth between a number of references over the course of the sixteen tracks of their album, flirting respectively with Cold War Kids in some of the more noisy parts, The Snake The Cross The Crown in the folkier ones, and with Dear And The Headlights in many of the vocal lines. There are also plenty of occasional moments where you could be excused for thinking of more singer/songwriter-ish projects, like Bright Eyes, John Mayer and the likes.

The album's highlights are to be found in the rockin' "Cold Is" and in the catchy "Tired Of Writing Songs", but generally there's a pretty consistent level of quality throughout the album, as the duo flirts with numerous instruments, styles and tempos, and the album is a pretty enjoyable experience overall. That being said though, moments that truly jolts your awesome-o-metre aren't easily found here, and it feels more like this is the kind of album you put on to just chill out to, rather than to inspire any kind of intense and familiar emotion (as a really good album will do). As such it is so and so with the memorability of it all, but still, you can easily listen to this without reaching for the skip button, so obviously, it's good for at least a couple of spins.

7

Download: Cold Is, Tired Of Writing Songs, Closer Dead
For The Fans Of: Cold War Kids, Dear And The Headlights, The Snake The Cross The Crown
Listen: myspace.com/dishtheband

Release Date: 03.03.2009
ROA Records

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