Battery





I love it when an album sneaks up on me and bites me in the ass. Maybe itís just a fetish, or maybe I like to be surprised by good music from unknown sources. Iíll learn towards the latter, but just this once. Aveo is a trio from Seattle that inked to Barsuk Records and went into the studio with Phil Elk (Modest Mouse, Built To Spill), who had also worked on their 2001 debut, Bridge To The Northern Lights, and popped out a gem in Battery. As was evidenced in the bandís 2002 tour with Death Cab For Cutie and Dismemberment Plan where they more than held their own, Aveo have some tunes up their sleeves. Launched skywards by frontman William Wilsonís honey-throated tones, Battery is chalk full of chiming guitars and soaring vocals, evoking in parts bits and pieces of fellow Emerald City types Sunny Day Real Estate, Modest Mouse, and the aforementioned Death Cab. But more just good Lego builders, taking parts from other acts, Aveo builds on these influences and adds a magical Talk Talk-like pop quality to produce a wondrous album. Get your own Battery and see how far the charge takes you.

Aveo
Barsuk

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