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The Mirrors
Mirror Whore e.p.
Electric Recordings
www.themirrors.org


You liked Echo And The Bunnymen. I liked them, too. And now, we don't have to be sad that Ian McCulloch, Will Sargent and company are but a shadow of the jangling Britpop band that they once were. Because now, we have The Mirrors. And they sparkle and shine and spare us the cutter. From the McCulloch-esque vocal styles to the stomping rhythms, The Mirrors are very reminiscent of the Bunnymen, without seeming to be a cover act or merely a rip-off. The 3 tracks on the Mirror Whore e.p. demonstrate a fierce and strong new voice in rock music, as well as a hauntingly accurate homage to past Britpop pioneers. The songs were produced by Tim Boland, the sonic mastermind behind albums from Soul Coughing, Three Mile Pilot and Therapy?, and the band is fronted by Martin Arthurs, brother of Oasis founding member Paul "Bonehead Arthurs. Don't let that put you off, The Mirrors are much more the Stones than the Beatles, and much more post-punk than anything I've heard in about two decades.

It's all here folks; swirling guitars and edgy vocals and brilliant song arrangements. You may think it's a bit derived and silly, but for my honest dollar, I'm very anxious to hear the rest of what this band has to offer. And now that they've moved to Los Angeles, maybe we'll get to see them playing around the country live as well! Give with the rock, lads!

-Embo Blake

Track Listing:

1. Mirror Whore
2. Different Time
3. White House



 

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