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The Go Find
Stars On The Wall
Morr Music
www.thegofind.com


Antwerp, Belgium is a whole 'nother world away from the lives we're living here in the good ole' U.S. of A. Which makes it appropriate that the band The Go Find calls that distant place their home, because just like the 6 guys on stage, the music on their album feels like it's from a whole 'nother world.

The defined beat and magical keys take you away in "Dictionary," which is actually the second song on the album. The first one "Beautiful Night" clocks in at a lengthy 1:53, which makes it more of a teaser than an actual song. The lead guitar peeks out in "New Year", though simplistic and mellowed down, when the crisp vocals are thrown into the mix, the two make for a wonderful song. "Adrenaline" ironically seems to be one of the slowest songs on this album and with a name like that you'd think it would be the other way around. The music feels like it takes on a new depth, compared to the first part of the CD. The music has a similar sound to that of the band 8mm. The drums don't go much beyond a couple of the same beats and, minus the sound effects near the end, the keys find a few chord progressions and stick with 'em. "Downtown" comes in as one of my personal favorites. The reason: the acoustic guitar... well, guitars (or possibly it's a mandolin). It's one of those songs that no matter where you're listening to it (your car or your house) you're going to just get lost in the music and your own thoughts. If anyone remembers early Dido, then they're going to like "Ice Cold Ice." "25 Years" picks up the tempo a bit and makes for a nice breather from all the serious stuff. The apparent electric keyboard and faster drums makes The Go Find fit in perfectly with popular groups of today like Snow Patrol or The Fray. The song has a nice airy sound, sort of a skipping through the fields feeling. Now if you like Dave Matthews Band you'll like "Monday Morning", "We Don't Wanna" and "Everything Is Low." Finishing up the album is "Kid Ok." When it first starts out, it simply sounds like someone is playing with either a synthesizer or an electric keyboard. But be patient, really patient. About 2:15 into the song, you finally get the music. Was that the best decision for the band? Probably not. There are a percentage of people who will give a song 30 seconds and if they don't like it in that, they'll skip to the next. So they're definitely not going to make it all the way to 2:15.

Escaping is sometimes exactly what a person needs. You don't have to go all the way to Belgium to feel like you're in another world. Just to the store to get The Go Find.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. Beautiful Night
2. Dictionary
3. New Year
4. Adrenaline
5. Downtown
6. Ice Cold Ice
7. 25 Years
8. Monday Morning
9. We Don't Wanna
10. Everything Is Low
11. Kid Ok


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