Thursday, September 5, 2013

Embers – Song Reviews

     This is the second in a series of blog entries which review at least two songs with the same title. As noted in yesterday’s post, the first entry of this type was on January 31, 2013, when we reviewed “Pompeii” by Bastille and “Pompeii” by Bear’s Den. It is easy to find songs with the same title, but we are not going to feature songs unless we enjoy listening to them.
      “Embers” is the song title that is the focus of this blog entry. Three “Embers” songs are included below. The three contributions are from three continents.
     From London, we have The Blackwhite. This “Embers” is an interesting blend of Indie Pop at the outset and rock toward the end. The rock kicks in at the 2:50 mark and continues with a small “wall of sound” until the final seconds. The members of The Blackwhite are Josh Bray (vocals), Guy Prall (guitar), Harry Deacon (bass), Ed Broad (drums), and Ash Krajewski (keys).
     “Embers” by The Blackwhite

     I Know Leopard is based in Sydney, Australia. It is not an easy task to find information about the band. The Facebook page of the band merely identifies the members by their first names - Luke, Todd, Jen and Matt. So, we'll include a picture:
    “Embers” by I Know Leopard – at least today, this song is offered as a free download.

     Maitland is a project of Josh Hines and Jeff Mach. Maitland is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their version of “Embers” is a track on the EP entitled “from a cabin in the woods.”  The simplicity of the song is a plus, since there is no interference with the quality of the vocals.  Don’t make the mistake of judging the song before you hear the final 70 seconds.
     "Embers" by Maitland - the Bandcamp embed

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