Friday, August 13, 2010
band of the week: Setting Sun
Setting Sun is a band from Brooklyn with all the right answers. They are like that art teacher who first told you that you could and should colour outside the lines, forever altering your perception of what is beautiful. Their new album, Fantasurreal, combines the delightful weirdness of MGMT with vocals that sound like a more mellow Wayne Coyne, all delivered in the powerful whisper of Snow Patrol or Bright Eyes. In songs like “Make You Feel”, they use horn sections tastefully, like Sufjan Stevens. Their incorporation of classical instruments leans towards the post-rock elements of Sigur Ros, but the execution is extremely subtle. Their music is thoughtfully arranged and displays a myriad of great influences. Give it a listen below.
Setting Sun - Driving [mp3]
Visit them on MYSPACE for tour dates and other stuff