It’s up for debate as to whether it’s a positive or negative aspect to the current state of music but to find a band with a truly diverse sound is a rare find. Sure it’s great to put on an album such as Nootropic from Lower Dens and immerse yourself in it’s hip-chillness which vaguely transforms itself from track to track, the downside to albums like that is it makes most bands feel one-sided and leaves those experiencing it with very low expectations for the future of such bands and places a very limited shelf-life on how long those bands seem interesting and relevant.
That’s not to say we don’t have solid example of bands who are able to elevate themselves within their confined niche of a sound, the best examples which come to mind are Bon Iver and Beach House who without a doubt have found a way to push their sound without changing it.
Save The Clocktower are one of those few bands who walk on the other side of the current status-quo line in the sand. Amidst the slight yet consistent genre shifts on their new album Through The Glass is an underlying ethos which becomes more and more apparent as the album unfolds.
This makes it easy to recommend the album as a whole yet is difficult to settle on one definitive song to introduce them with.
The confident 80’s dream-pop track “I Know I’d Feel The Same” probably stands out the most in my mind, possibly stemming from the fact that it sounds much more Brooklyn than their native Chicago, fans of Bear Hands will most likely love this. It’s also one of the more simple songs included on Through The Glass substituting a solid vibe for the creative instrumentation and organized breaks which are the cornerstone to the rest of the album.
Follow the Bandcamp link below to check out the rest of the album, it’s worth the effort.