Another CD Review for the station.
The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up â€“ â€œPicks Us Apartâ€?
Itâ€™s your standard indie rock album. The first few tracks are nearly formulaic compositions of sad and soulful lyrics, moody guitars and a touch of ironic attitude. On their website, the band describes the album as: â€œA eulogy set to a danceable beat.â€? According to a review on the All Music Guide â€“ the band is named in honor of Jim Yoshii, a high school friend. The beginning of the album sounds like Death Cab for Cutie. By the fifth track, JYPU branches out into more complicated sounds ranging from rockinâ€™ noise to tender orchestral harmonies.
(Absolutely Kosher Records)
I liked “A Toast to the Happy Couple” and Silver Sparkler. Mind of God sounded like Slowdive or Joy Divisionâ€™s â€œLove Will Tear Us Apart Againâ€?