Raised By Wolves EP
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||Raised By Wolves||Voxtrot||4:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Start of Something||Voxtrot||4:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Missing Pieces||Voxtrot||5:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Long Haul||Voxtrot||4:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wrecking Force||Voxtrot||4:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Listening to Austin indie pop collective Voxtrot is like taking a seminar in U.K. indie pop of the last 20-plus years. Jammed into their sound are the influences of the Smiths, Belle & Sebastian, the Sarah label, the Cure, New Order when they play guitars, and various shoegazers. Unlike many bands that are so in thrall to their influences that they sound like extremely whimsical karaoke, Voxtrot inject enough energy and personality into this EP to make it exciting and fresh rather than academic. The five songs are all well written, ably played, and sung in a charmingly indie accent. "Raised by Wolves" is the kind of rollicking epic that would make Belle & Sebastian proud and is the best song here, though "The Start of Something" (a jangling rocker with an undercoating of mournful horns) and "Long Haul" (a sweet ballad with glockenspiel and male/female harmony vocals) aren't far behind. Only "Missing Pieces" misfires, and that is only because singer Ramesh Srivastava decides to do a spot of yodeling in the chorus. Never a good decision, but it doesn't ruin the record — as it remains a pleasant and breezy introduction to a group for which indie pop fans should have high hopes.
Can't stop listening
From the moment 'The Start of Something' begins, you know it's different. Just the fact that the vocals start nearly instantly is a cue. It would be unfair to say they sound like someone else, but the shades of The Smiths in this song are hard to ignore, but well done nonetheless.
For an unsigned band, they're truly amazing. The music is fantasic, particularly "The Start of Something," though none of the tracks disappoint. The recording quality isn't the greatest, but hardly is a deterrant.
Great band, i love the song the start of something, I don't think it should belong to the pop genre, I think it definitely appeals more to people who like indie, and alt rock
Formed: Austin, TX
Years Active: '00s
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||The Start of Something||Raised By Wolves EP||4:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Raised By Wolves||Raised By Wolves EP||4:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Long Haul||Raised By Wolves EP||4:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wrecking Force||Raised By Wolves EP||4:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Missing Pieces||Raised By Wolves EP||5:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
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