June 20, 2012

Leisure – Plastic Soul [LP]

After too many to count active passes through Leisure’s new album Plastic Soul it’s evident that the young Cambridge, Ma collective stand out from the crowd. The bands north-european rock appreciation is clearly there. Singer Jed Rouhana gracefully takes vocal cues from some of the post-punk greats while in his wake follows a witty and buoyant mix of classic British post-rock. The title and closing track “Plastic Soul” is a 6+ minute opus with a melting sax line. Another standout for your repeat button is the ballad “Goodnight Cairo” which manages some worthy U2 caliber weight. Kick back for this one.

Leisure – Goodnight Cairo

Leisure – Plastic Soul

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Rating 8.4


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