In Case We Die





Have you ever sat around and wondered what it would sound like if you took the big sunny orchestral pop of The Polyphonic Spree and mixed it with the innocence of The Langley Schools Music Project? Throw in some hints of rock opera-esque drama and you are getting warmer. I know that it might sound like I just took some pretty heavy drugs, but that is what I thought of when I listened to the new album by Architecture In Helsinki. Hell, even the band’s name itself draws up images from the cracked-out dark corners of the mind. My first introduction to the band was last year with their Bar/None debut, Fingers Crossed. Both the last album and their newest venture, In Case We Die, are good, although I like the enthusiasm of this newer album better. It is easy to see that Fingers Crossed was a warm-up for the infectious melodies and intense energy of In Case We Die. One highlight on the album includes track 6, “Do The Whirlwind”, a song with perfect harmonies and features an amazing amount of depth and instrument layers. Another focus track was “It’5”. It has a catchy chorus and leaves the listener wanting to shout along with the band. I bet this track is awesome live. Listening to this record makes me realize that I have not heard anything like this, ever. It is kind of inspiring if you think about it. One last point I might add is that the album is short. Is it because the average song length is 3 mintues, or could that be because time passes quickly when you are enjoying it? The later is probably the correct assumption. Be sure and check them out as they are planning on touring stateside this coming May/June.

Architecture In Helsinki
Bar/None

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