A taste of folk-pop with a shot of orchestral rock and a dusting
of ambient pop, New Symmetry from Wires In The Walls
is a love match between Arcade Fire and The Polyphonic
Spree. Quite an amiable mix that evolves into a synth-pop
texturing in "Sirens" as the twinkling guitar chords
of Dave Irelan and lead vocalist Warren Sroka are
serried by the staccato tapping of Bryan King's drumming
and the gentle pulsation of bassist Nick Tracz as Dave
Sicher's keyboards color the track with a satiny glaze. Guest
musicians Scott Gilman on baritone saxophone and horn player
Dayna Richards sprinkle crisp sprigs across "Tremolo"
giving the track an orchestral vibe.
The springy gait of "The Ringer" bolsters a communal
feel as the chorus turns voluminous and the guitar chords rustle
playfully. The vocals straddle the ambling swells of the title
track elevating to a dancehall groove that switches to wispy acoustics
keeled by a meandering stroll in "Soft Shirt." The marching
rhythm of "YSA" has a Celtic tint that picks up the
tempo intermittently with the intervals of pensive lulls and transitions
into the airy lifts and splashing drum beats of "The Land
The Sea And Outerspace." The fluid growls of the guitar chords
in "Tin Can" have a pure rock grazing, which softens
into the feathery gusts of "Crutch" and the delicate
swishing of guitar chords in "Eulogy."
Wires In The Walls are today's generation of The Dave Matthews
Band. They inspire a communal feel bejeweled in a comfy balance
of acoustic and rock-based elements. There's a spiritual aspect
in all their tracks that gives them a human breathing, like the
songs were made to help humans get in touch with themselves. Based
in Los Angeles, the quintet makes strides in crossing genres and
creating a new breed of pop/rock. New Symmetry is the band's
full length debut album following their 2010 EP, Call Signs.
Their recordings are all do-it-yourself without the gritty garage
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