Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Flight From Echo Falls
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
A collaborative production effort between Modest Mouse?s Jeremiah Green and Plastiq Phantom?s Darrin Wiener, Vells have created an album that could be mistaken for a dusted-off artifact from a timeless place and time. Tris... more »
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A collaborative production effort between Modest Mouse?s Jeremiah Green and Plastiq Phantom?s Darrin Wiener, Vells have created an album that could be mistaken for a dusted-off artifact from a timeless place and time. Tristan Marcum?s otherworldly deliverance of emotive vocal detail along with the formidable drumming of Jeremiah Green is exalting. This psychedelic pop gem is a divergence from the mundane, confronting the listener with the inherent divinity of music. An impressive leap from the previous EP produced by Phil Ek, Vells have managed to fuse light and dark into a visceral musical experience that?s good for the spirit. Flight From Echo Falls brings you songs that combine the transcendental elements of Sigur Rós with Elvisian fervor, while others merge soul with psychedelic pop. Vells? music has been compared to the Kinks, Beatles and Shins for their melodic, hook-laden songwriting and energetic delivery. Combined with eclectic inspirations and radical visions, Flight From Echo Falls draws upon many schools of music and reaches out to a large demographic.
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Good ol' pop
chuck darwin | california | 05/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was almost skeptical to buy Flight from Echo Falls considering how there weren't many places I could go to get feedback about the album. But I took a risk and it payed off. There's nothing too ground-breaking here, but if you're looking for a good, fun listen, you can't go wrong. As mentioned below you get a feel of the 60's with keyboards, a bouncy bass, and melodic vocals (I personally didn't think they were that "different" sounding) from Jeremiah Green and Tristan Mckay Marcum. It is lo-fi but not to the point where you constantly notice it, and that's how I like it. Buy it."
Catchy Melodies and a Poor Recording
Kathy Kentala | Seattle, Washington | 12/30/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Vells have the drummer from Modest Mouse with them, so I decided to give them a try. Although classifying their sound is difficult, they have upbeat guitar and bass progressions mixed with keyboards creating a sound from the 50's or 60's. The recording of the CD is poor but it almost adds to how genuine the Vells are. The Vocals, although different, I grew to love. The Catchy Rythms and Melodies do get the best of you on some songs but the overall CD is hard to love as a whole. A Few Songs that capture Vells at their best are, "In The Hours of Flowers", "Little Yellow Man", "Larger Than Life" and "Rhyme Sees Mine"."
Psychedelic Pop with a twist for 2005
Petra Jorgens | Lake Vostok Research Center, Vostok, Antarctica | 01/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THe vells second album is gem packed with songs for the heart and soul."