Speakermute – “Songs For Selfish Lovers EP”

Album Reviews | Dec 21st, 2008

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Record Label: S/R
Genre: Indie
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Speakermute is possibly going for a lo-fi Death Cab sound, but their jazzy drums and space-funk guitar bring to mind suburban 90s bar rock. The vocalist’s falsetto has a classic rock quality to it, and weird background vocal lines add a kind of creepy songs-from-the-wood element.

“Sound From Another Room” is a strong track, but has a bit too much pop sensibility, sounding like a messy compilation of Squeeze tunes. The rest of the EP reminds me of Queen’s “We Are The Champions.”

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