Monday, February 18, 2008

King of Prussia - Save the Scene

Oddly enough, if you omit the opening track of King of Prussia's Save the Scene, this is a really beautiful album. King of Prussia shines strongest, not when they overdo the psychedelic sounds of the 60s, but rather when they downplay it and keep it on the fringe of their songs. Tracks like "Misadventures of the Campaign Kids" are complete pop gems replete with fuzzed out bass and that amazing reverb sound Athens, GA bands seem to have mastered. "Cheerleaders" really shines, too, with it's sea chanty feel and down home country warmth. "Terrarium" has a lovely upbeat, yet haunting feel to it. Perhaps my favorite track is "Physics Never Stood a Chance" with its phenomenal opening line, "I hesitate to call you mine, property's an ugly crime." Check this album out.

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