Monday, February 9, 2009

Lukestar - Lake Toba

Growing up on the outskirts of Oslo, Norway, Lukestar members had an ear for pop, taking-to bands like Queen for inspiration. Lukestar has progressed into a band of endless hooks that don't dangle from a transparent line of pop -- but rather a structured, complex, and gracefully shifting vein of rock.

The first time I heard this album, I was under the impression the band had a female vocalist -- but compliments to their singer, he's just an ordinary dude in a sweater with an enchanting falsetto.
It's pretty hard to be angry listening to this album...Lukestar weave pop sensibilities into a formidable barage of upbeat rock that calls out your inner child, but isn't so light that it fades together. Au contraire grey-poupon, even the softest of pop
can have fangs.

White Shade

Lake Toba

Lake Toba
mind the graves