Chvrches - Every Open Eye - 2015 Indie Synth Pop - White Virgin Vinyl 180 Grm LP
Chvrches - Every Open Eye
Label: Glassnote / Goodbye Records
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, White
Released: 25 Sep 2015
A1 Never Ending Circles 3:06
A2 Leave A Trace 3:57
A3 Keep You On My Side 4:25
A4 Make Them Gold 3:51
A5 Clearest Blue 3:53
B1 High Enough To Carry You Over 3:39
B2 Empty Threat 4:04
B3 Down Side Of Me 5:10
B4 Playing Dead 3:35
B5 Bury It 3:08
Thrilling, soothing synth pop that rewards multiple listens.
A lot has changed for CHVRCHES in the past few years.
When the Glaswegian trio wrote and recorded their debut, The Bones Of What You Believe (2013), no one had heard of them. The three members (Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry) came together with the idea of working on a writing project together, unsure of what path that would take other than one which belied their previous musical projects and foregrounded melody and classic songwriting styles before everything else. There were no pre-existing ideas of what the record would or should be like, no pre-conceptions and nothing to live up to just three people in a basement studio in Glasgow making music they believed in.
The Bones of What You Believe went on to sell over 500,000 albums worldwide. The band enjoyed critical success, with accoladed coming from Pitchfork, Spin, Rolling Stone, Q, NME and many more. They made their debut US TV performance on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, and then went on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with Letterman and Last Call with Carson Daly. They ve clocked in 364 shows in 2 years, selling out venues across the world and making signature appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Lollapalooza, Australasia's Laneway Festival, Reading & Leeds, Summer Sonic in Japan and countless others before retiring back into the studio for another go.
Approaching the new album, one could argue that everything is different for the band but they tried not to treat it that way. CHVRCHES returned to the same hometown studio that had housed them during the recording of their first LP, their basic goal to shut off the outside world and get back to what they know best: writing.
Standouts: "Never Ending Circles," "Clearest Blue."
It is a record about past heartbreaks and getting over them ( Leave A Trace ). About perspective and the benefit of hindsight. About being unapologetic and not being told what to do or who to be ( Bury It , Never Ending Circles , Playing Dead ). About moving on to better things, holding on to the good and letting go of the bad ( Down Side Of Me , Clearest Blue , Afterglow )
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