Anybody can enjoy a nice â€œalmost punkâ€ sound. And if you canâ€™t, youâ€™re likely to drown in that bottle of Jameson you call a life. Misery is necessary for the wicked, but sometimes we need to dance and love. A group like Bombs Into You are the perfect match for all those who wish to hear their bad news in a positive vibe. Metaphorically Yours [Vol 2] is a spectacular display of new wave pop at itâ€™s finest.
Bombs Into You occasionally sound like a mash up of Cursive and The Killers, but with a much more positive attitude that the first and a more authentic sound than the latter. â€œBeen Your Artâ€ is the most compelling track on the album by far. Piano and synth materials blaze over a hand-clapping beat as the world turns ever so quickly, in just over 4 minutes. â€œFighting Over Elevatorsâ€ is where things take a strange turn. Still, you manage to never feel really lost through itâ€™s drug-crazed experimentation. â€œEvery End That Fellâ€ is the closest to all out punk they ever manage to get.
Itâ€™s always encouraging to listen to a band like Bombs Into You and think out loud (and in quotations), â€œthese guys really seem to love what they do.â€ If you can drag this inner monologue out with never seeing a live performance, you may have found yourself that gem of a band you’d be proud to follow. Metaphorically Yours [Vol 2] is that important album you were looking for in 2009. Or the one you heard a bit too late. Thankfully their sound can never grow old.
Check out Bombs Into You at Comet Tavern in Seattle on March 11. Also on the ticket are Snowman Plan, $2000 Puma, and Blue Light Curtain.
Bombs Into You: Been Your Art [mp3]
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1. Ana Stop
2. Been Your Art
3. Abandon This For Mars
4. Fighting Over Elevators
6. Every End That Fell
1 thought on “Bombs Into You: Metaphorically Yours [Vol. 2] [Album Review]”
a good and worthy review, i felt the same way about this record. i can also happily report that their live show is energetic and engaging, definitely worth checking out.