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Last November
All The Gory Details....
Southern Tracks
www.lastnovember.com


Last November mixes it up a tad - ok, maybe more than a tad. On their debut release, ironically released in October (not November), they give you a little of this and a little of that. A little lounge rock, a little screamo and some of that alternative stuff. You never know what you're going to get with each song.

In the beginning (tracks 2 and 3), you have a smidgen of an Incubus vibe going on, and that little bit of screamo peeks out. Now, the general purpose of screamo is to make a song/band sound harder, yet in "Infantry" the mellowness holds true. Going on down the line of tracks, you come to #4 and #6. In these you slide into that little bit of lounge rock, mentioned before, similar to that of, say, Jack's Mannequin or Death Cab For Cutie. Adding in a few more instruments in the studio - besides your typical guitars and drums - makes for a more interesting overall sound. In "Where Do We Go From Here?" there's an excellent acoustic piano that offsets the strong guitars. But then in the next song "Addicted To You" the band takes that piano and makes it electronic, which gives the song a slightly more poppy sound. Probably my most favorite song on the album is #9, "Hindsight." The beginning guitar is so dramatic; it could fit nicely in a movie or theatrical trailer. Again Last November grace us with more piano, simply adding to the drama that unfolds throughout the song. Having 12 songs rounds out the CD, ending with a song that has an entirely too long name: "When It Rains It Pours…And The Forecast Calls For A 100% Chance."

They mixed it up a tad and it's a good thing they did. Get your little bit of this and little bit of that in All The Gory Details…

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. Aquaphobia
2. The Attic's Full Of Paper Hearts
3. Infantry
4. Sniper
5. Sorry, Sweetheart
6. On New Years Day
7. Where Do We Go From Here?
8. Addicted To You
9. Hindsight
10. Every Gory Detail
11. Make Believe
12. When It Rains It Pours…And The Forecast Calls For A 100% Chance


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