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Elroy, Music for the Flat Earth (Imaginary Cat Records)




Elroy, Music for the Flat Earth (Imaginary Cat Records)
CD Reviews: December 31, 2015

12/31/15
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Pretty decent third album from this Maine quintet, whose unassuming Hootie-rock may be a little afraid to be flashy, not that I’ve ever tried to get into the heads of bands like this. Recorded without any synths or loops and whatnot in Portsmouth, this LP sounds as if the vibes were marinated for months, meaning it probably wasn’t cheap to make, but that could be attributable to singer Marc McElroy’s unencumbered style, which evokes bands like Train, the aforementioned Hootie and Wallflowers (“Fallen For You”) with detours in the direction of Elvis Costello on “The Wrong Time” and torch-funk on “No One Else.” The weak spot is “Heartstrings,” which reads like filler they allowed to pass through despite its hokey microwaving of somesuch Grateful Dead ballad, all in all a weak segue into the much more worthwhile Dr. Kloss, a well-structured Train-style mid-tempo rawker. Altogether a great representation of the genre.

 





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