January 03, 2009

Loyal Divide: Labrador EP

Loyal Divide, a quintet from Chicago, sounds like "euphoria with a strawberry-banana smoothie". Or so they say. In fact it's more like an electronica outfit that likes to twiddle all the knobs on their instruments, coming up with left-field noises that dig deep and might hurt the ears of the uninitiated. Their Labrador EP is a slow moving musical chainsaw with eerie vocals that wander off into psychedelic pastures.

Kind like a Vanilla Fudge exposed to exhaustive listening to Sonic Youth, Loyal Divide is busy carving a niche for their own with dance inspired drones and beeps that open up a bit wider after each play.

Loyal Divide: Labrador EP

Loyal Divide:
Siddharth Chittajallu: bass
Andrew McCarthy: drums
Jon Notowidigdo: keys, guitar
Adam Johnson: vox, guitar, keys
Chris Sadek: lead vox, guitar, keys, strings

The Labrador EP is a self-released album. Buy it from CD Baby.

Tracks:
  1. Young Blades
  2. Labrador
  3. Lover I Can Tell You
  4. Vision Vision

» theloyaldivide.com
» myspace.com/loyaldivide

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