Wednesday, November 26, 2008

California Smile

Rhode Island's California Smile recently finished their year-in-the-making, debut album, 'A Secret Message From Your Teeth'. The album was supposedly mixed by the same fellow who did 'Mirrored' for Battles, and whether or not that's true, the production is balanced and sharp.

Throwing names like Battles around is sure to gain attention, and while California Smile's debut won't re-invent the wheel, the album is a good indicator of their potential to come -- using dense (but sometimes repetitive) song structures sewed together by multiple instruments, and coyly dancing around uncharted waters with the album's welcomed experimental moments.

Definitely a band to keep watch on, and if you find yourself by a Newbury Comics store, reimburse the band with their dedicated year-long craft.

A Secret Message From Your Teeth
mind the graves