Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Luxury - In the Wake of What Won't Change

The Downhill From Here album (check post below if you don't know what I'm talking about) has really gotten me in the mood for some good rocking alternative, more mainstream than my tastes usually sway. The Luxury came along at a perfect time, because they really hit that spot. They capture the grandeur of arena rock, and the head banging sensibilities of modern alt-rock, but without the whiny vocals or overdone pretension and with a healthy dose of indie rock. In the Wake of What Won't Change is the Boston band's second self-released album, and it's certainly worth checking out. The first half of the album sticks with the indie-fied alt-rock sound, but with the second half of the album, they begin to move into a more indie-rock/pop sound. With the exception "Getaway Car", one of the top songs on the album, the second half is much stronger than the first, so if you aren't really feeling it, skip ahead to "Straightjacket" and see if you don't start liking things a little more. The first half does get a bit slow, but from "Straightjacket" on, it is nothing but very strong, very enjoyable songs. Check it out.

Getaway Car - The Luxury
012009 - The Luxury

Buy the album:
Amazon Mp3
Physical CD (from the band's website)

And here is their Myspace.

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