Tally Of The Yes Men





Who would have thought this time last year that a band from Los Angeles with golden melodies and perfect harmonies would be a success story? I mean, doesn't it seem like all of the bands from there are more rock leaning? Good thing for us Goldspot didn't think that way and came around to shatter that myth. The success that Goldspot has encountered thus far can only be described as a fairytale out of a storybook. Lead man and Indian raised Siddhartha Khosla grew up listening to the melodic Bollywood studio recordings that were his parents. When he was a teenager he discovered R.E.M.'s Green on the radio and things started to change. After a visa in London ran out, Siddhartha went to Los Angeles and befriended Egyptian-born Ramy Antoun. The blending of two cultures started out playing for friends and let word of mouth run its course. Eventually influential stations like KCRW and KEXP picked up on the band and things began to happen for them, little by little. Now, on their debut record for Union Records, the band is finally letting the rest of the world discover their greatness. The album starts off with the pop track "Rewind", which features guitars like The Cure and a sweet sounding xylophone. Up next is "Cusp", a song that could easily be mistaken for an Echo And The Bunnymen tune from back in the day. The first single, "Time Bomb", showcases up-tempo jangle guitars along with a faint clock ticking and is a great introduction to the band. The surprise track was "It's Getting Old", a song that is a little darker and arty, very Joy Division/Interpol like in the musicianship (sans the uplifting chimes), and features those patented vocal melodies that the rest of the album plays host to. Then there is "Motorcade", where classical piano intertwines with drums and guitars with real raw emotion. Goldspot remind us that pop music and melody are a good thing, they should be embraced and experienced.

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Tally Of The Yes Men