Monday, September 08, 2008

New Annuals - "Confessor"

Download: Annuals - "Confessor"

Although North Carolina-based sextet Annuals posted this song on their MySpace page a little while back, it has only recently become available as an actual download. The track, "Confessor", is taken from their highly anticipated sophomore release, Such Fun. Annuals are one of the original hype blog bands, so, naturally, all eyes are on album number two to see what it will be capable of.

"Confessor" has some nice textures, which is to be expected from this band, and harmonies perfect for a sunny day, which is also to be expected. However, I think this song suffers from its brevity. After a nifty transition (there's a lovely, waterfall-like piano line in the background), the song kind of just comes to a close. There's no discernible melody to get around. Usually, these types of songs have to grow on you, which "Confessor" might do. But for now, the track feels anti-climatic--strange, given the fact that "Brother" was nothing but glorious catharsis.

Listen to "Confessor" at the top of the post.

(Jonathan Graef)

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