Friday, November 4, 2011

Baseball Season by Kite Party (2011)

Kind of Like: The Lawrence Arms, Akron/Family, Restorations, The State Lottery
Genres: Emo, Indie, Punk, Post-rock, Folk
Preview/Buy: Bandcamp

"Kite Party is a band some would call emo but for all the reasons the genre was coined and Baseball Season serves as a lasting testament to its appeal...No matter what you call it: emo, indie rock, baby makin’ music, Kite Party have created an original, completely enjoyable record that stays true to the album format in Baseball Season. It is jangly and fun, it is thoughtful and foreboding, it builds tension and delivers on it every single time. That it is well thought-out and executes it’s ideas perfectly also makes for one of the most satisfying releases of the year."

This band opened before A Great Big Pile of Leaves, and I initially thought they reminded me of Prawn.  It was probably the mixture of emo and post-rock, but listening to this album makes them seem more like Restorations than Prawn; they have more of a folky feel to them.  These Philly boys have made a great album, and I think if you enjoy this like I do, you should buy this colorful material instead of a bland foot long.

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