Garageland Do What You Want
Label: Food Chain Records
You Will Never Cry Again
Kiss it all Goodbye
What You Gonna Do
Middle of the Evening
End of the Night
You would expect a band named after a Clash
song, to embrace a classic punk sound, but Garageland instead voyages into
the realm of guitar pop. Modern Power pop usually falls into two camps.
The rock influenced variety of bands like Marvelous 3, The Tories, or Enuff
Znuff. Then on the other side of the spectrum you have the alternative/punk-influenced
variety with groups like Blink-182, Third Eye Blind and Fastball. Garageland
breaks the mold of both and creates a new kind of pop sound that embraces
some of the classic power pop formula that put Cheap Trick on the charts
and blends it together with a style similar to artists like Fastball, Smashing
Pumpkins and REM. At other times the music takes us back to late sixties
acid influenced rock feel of the Animals. The most impressive aspect of
this band is each song explores a different musical landscape but taken
all together they culminate into a cohesive whole.
This second offering shows why this band
is one of the most popular bands in their native New Zealand. Is America
ready for this new sound? Who can say, but Pop Rock fans wont be disappointed
in the least as Do What You Want offers 13 original tracks that should
please even the most finicky power pop connoisseur.
Do What you Want online
the Official Garageland Website
Foodchain Records for MP3's, news, tourdate and more Garageland info.
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