Attention fans of Death Cab for Cutie: Your new favorite band is here! Anthem In creates quiet vocals over intense melodies to create a darkly rich and insanely catchy self-titled debut album.
The quintet has not even been together a year, but they sound as if theyвЂ™ve been making music for years. Take the opening track, вЂњMoving On,вЂќ for instance. Drummer Paul Petitto makes the high-hat dance while keeping a steady military snare beat. Matthew Dunehoo plays a muted and fuzzy guitar while Keith VogelsongвЂ™s bass lines dance underneath it all. Add in Ashley ProffittвЂ™s Wurlizer and Allen OrrвЂ™s subdued vocals and they all mix together to make some of the best danceable rock of the year.
VogelsongвЂ™s bass solo on вЂњIn My LifeвЂќ is the most fun bass line since The HivesвЂ™ вЂњHate to Say I Told You So.вЂќ вЂњDownвЂќ is an instant classic with the вЂњSo take me out onto the dancefloorвЂќ chorus, which is exactly where youвЂ™ll find this song.
вЂњFive MinutesвЂќ rips off the guitar from вЂњSister SurroundвЂќ by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, but it makes the song that much better. вЂњIвЂ™ll Tell You EverythingвЂќ finishes with a вЂњBa, ba, baвЂќ chorus that will have you chanting along without even noticing it.
The self-titled debut from Anthem In is full of catchy rock that is instantly dance-worthy. If they can make music this good after only six months together (this recording was done last January), then thereвЂ™s no telling how good they can be after a few years together.