Taking You To School
Sophomore albums tend to be the hardest for any group to write, but the L.A. native band, Princeton, seemed to do it with precision. It seems to be rare to find a group that can deliver quality material, probably due to the feeling of accomplishment. However, those artists that do deliver with the sophomore album tend to have much more success. Princeton is poised to do so.
The Album is entitled, Remembrance Of Things To Come, which certainly attracts attention when read. I mean really, how many times have you remembered something that hasn’t happened yet? The title is appropriate for the style and sound of music they write. They do write very clever and imaginative lyrics which appeals to any recreational psychedelics user.
The first track, which is also the title track, is inspiring and visionary. Both the lyrics and musicianship can maneuver patrons to a wonderland of sorts. Alice might even get a little jealous. The song is very well-written and innovative. The Kivel brothers are gratifying vocalists, and seem to almost croon. Not like Nat King Cole or anything, but sufficient for the sound.
The group has played together since the late 90’s and it is very evident. Every song on the album has been credited to all members of the group collectively. So there is no Ringo Starr to this group, talent is well distributed amongst all members of the band. This makes for an exciting and anticipated album amongst all indie pop circles.
Remembrance Of Things To Come is 10 tracks long and every track is spectacular. “Andre” is a very involved track which showcases all aspects of their music well. They utilize a vast amount of instruments and sounds that help the song become a masterpiece.
Overall, this album should not disappoint any true indie music fan. The album is set to release on February 21, 2012. It seems already to be garnering buzz amongst music critics. This is, without a doubt, a must have album of early 2012.
By Butch Cassidy