The deep, mystical vocals of Bourgeois Heroes would fit in very well next to a band like The Church or Echo & The Bunnymen or another similar melodramatic 80s group. While the Heroes hint occasionally at that sound on their release Musical Postcards, it also possesses the instrumentation of modern pop bands like Belle & Sebastian. And you can hear select other influences, as wide-ranging as The Pastels and The Zombies.
“The Boy At The Record Store” blends the two sounds almost flawlessly. “The Postcard Collector”, on the other hand, is a bit more theatrical. A bouncy tune, it changes time signatures a few times, going from an upbeat two-step to a waltz a few times. Both songs utilize unique instrumentation common to groups like Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura, and other similar orchestral pop bands; however the vocals allow the group to stand out among a crowd of impersonators as unique, original and very fun .
Download: “The Boy At The Record Store” by Bourgeois Heroes
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