winterpills: the light divides.
WINTERPILLS will apparently be playing a show with Fountains of Wayne tomorrow night. I will apparently be in a wedding tomorrow, which could explain my lack of consistent posts in the past couple of days.
In any case, I'm a sucker for male-female harmony. Winterpills brings me that, and they bring it hard like some Snakes on a Plane. While the lead-singer Philip Price writes some decent songs on his own, I don't think Winterpills would make such an impact on me without the female vocalist Flora Reed. Beyond the strikingly pretty vocals contributed to the record, Flora also rocks out on those keys (in a strikingly pretty sort of way).
It's no surprise that I'm very fond of "Handkerchiefs", a song that lets Flora take over on lead vocals. It can occasionally seem like an afterthought when bands let the secondary vocalist take over the microphone, yet this isn't the case with "Handkerchiefs". It may be a bit of a surprise in the repertoire, but it's certainly a pleasant one.
Overall, Winterpills create that sad, familiar sound you've heard before. While I don't like to think I'm the type of person to make these sort of "indie-rock-mash" statements, I'd like to think Winterpills are the bastard child of The Finches and The New Pornographers. If you're the type of person who likes these sort of statements, Daytrotter suggests that you should, "Imagine Belle and Sebastian on methamphetamines. Imagine Violent Femmes on Robitussin DM. Imagine Stars without the high school melodrama. Imagine Hem...um...if they were interesting." Apparently that is what Winterpills sounds like.
d/l: WINTERPILLS- Handkerchiefs (YSI)
d/l: WINTERPILLS- A Folded Cloth (YSI)
(male-female harmony indie-pop)
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