Friday, January 8, 2010

Review: Friday Mile "Good Luck Studio"

Friday Mile's new one, "Good Luck Studio", aims to please with curt songs that provide a quick burst of delightfully smart pop with indie overtones. All the ingredients are here for pop rock goodness: excellent musicianship, dynamic interplays between guitar and piano as well as terrific male and female vocals from Jace Krause and Hannah Williams, and top-notch production (the record was recorded with producer Dennis MacKay, who has worked with David Bowie and Lou Reed), but at the end of the day most of it just doesn't all come together for me. There are a number of clear exceptions, however, in the more upbeat and catchy tracks like "Lives of Strangers", "Autograph", and "FYI". Check them out if you like Death Cab for Cutie, Rilo Kiley, or Sixpence None the Richer.

iPOD-worthy: 2, 4, 7

Friday Mile on MySpace.

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