A cool breeze blows the smell of a fireplace through the room as
the simple guitar notes softly strum a melody for the song "In
Our Bones (Abandon Your Arms)". It's the first song on the newest
album from The Farewell Circuit and the gentle indie rock sounds
mesh nicely together with a Fall evening.
The short intro number leads into the bass groove and drum stick
slaps of "Make It Right". Lead vocals are delicate and silky
and set off a nice contrast to the rough natured and bare-boned percussion.
A distorted guitar at the end reminds you of the "rock"
part of their music. The echoing intro notes of "Guard"
are reminiscent of a Brand New number but, eventually, additional
instruments add in harmonies of echoing chord progressions and you're
finally met with a song set on a lullaby tempo with lyrics of a love
story. The mixture of repeating sequences and echoes creates a tranquil
soundscape and a calming journey.
If ever there was a song meant for headphones, it would be "KDL".
A purely instrumental selection consisting of a combination of pulsating
synthesized and distorted computer effects. A "song" that
one could easily see fitting in some kind of thriller movie set in
space. In the sentiment of a Jack's Mannequin number is the
song "Oh My God". A single instrument occupies the stage
and its white keys sound so beautiful. Danny O'Brien has a
child-like simplicity to his voice, yet the notes he hits come as
a perfect dance partner to his piano work.
Ending the album is "Run For The Hills" and a pleasantly
poppy melody. In addition to the typical drum beats are some interesting
stick slaps again. As the rhythm guitar sets the main line down, a
backing guitar sprinkles on a few notes from a higher octave and after
a brief vocal break the song explodes into a high energy tempo and
a set of lyrics repeating in a just a way that would beckon crowd
Not many bands can pull of an entire album as soft and mellow as
In Our Bones, but The Farewell Circuit did it quite well.
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