Deleted Scenes: “Young People’s Church of the Air”

This album is a solid collection of emotional art rock.  It’s full of existentialism, concern and curiosity.  It (most likely) does not sound like one might assume based on that topic sentence, however.  The percussion is playful and powerful, heavily focused on the double-kick pedal.  The lyrics explore love and loss in a hazy, reflective mood.  The synths and guitars are definitely catch, melodious and could belong in a club…an indie-friendly Go-Go pop club.

Reviewed by:  Alex Applegate on Sept. 3

RIYL:  Art rock, acid-twee

Recommended tracks:  1, 2, 3, 4.  #5 is good but is sparse, slow and stylistically more separated from the rest of the album

Label:  Sockets Records

Release Date:  September 20, 2011