Limbeck – Limbeck


Artist

Album

Limbeck

Label

Doghouse Records/Taperjean Records

Year

2007

Genre

For Fans Of

Beck – Dustin Kensrue – The Format

Summary

Rating

81 / 100

If I’d known Limbeck bass player
Justin Entsminger had such a cracking beard then I would’ve checked
his band out a long time ago. Apart from the excellent facial hair being
sported by various members, Limbeck have crafted an album of pop infused
rock songs. 

Australian audiences may remember
the band from their support slot with Kiss Chasy last year, and after
hearing this record I sincerely regret not checking Limbeck out sooner. 

Album opener “Trouble” is
a mid paced jam with a plodding bass line and some really smooth backing
harmonies. The chorus hook is instantly memorable and one which you’ll
be singing along to long after you’ve turned the record off. 

“Let Me Come” has a really
classic American feel to it – upbeat tempo, washy guitars and a slightly
raspy vocal delivery make it one of the record’s strongest tracks.
The laid back guitar solo that makes an appearance in the song’s bridge
is fucking cool as well.  

While some of the tunes on “Limbeck”
have an almost Brit-Pop feel to them, it’s the raw, upbeat songs which
stand as the album’s strongest. “Keepin It Busy”, with its straightforward
instrumentation and sparse melodies, is another standout on an already
consistent record. “Wake Up” doesn’t even sound like it was created
by a band in the year 2007 – Gold 104 would happily slot this tune
into high rotation – but again, Limbeck make it work! 

To sweeten the deal, the local
release of “Limbeck” includes 2 extra tracks, which haven’t just
been thrown together – both are excellent songs in their own right
and compliment the vibe of the overall record really well. 

I get the feeling that a Limbeck
show would be a hell of a lot of fun, so I’m eagerly anticipating
a tour announcement from these guys! Oh yeah, buy this record!

Conclusion

To sweeten the deal, the local
release of “Limbeck” includes 2 extra tracks, which haven’t just
been thrown together – both are excellent songs in their own right
and compliment the vibe of the overall record really well. 

I get the feeling that a Limbeck
show would be a hell of a lot of fun, so I’m eagerly anticipating
a tour announcement from these guys! Oh yeah, buy this record!

Tracklisting

  1. Trouble
  2. Big Drag
  3. Let Me Come Home
  4. Bird Problems
  5. Keepin Busy
  6. Reading The Street
    Signs
  7. Wake Up
  8. Let’s Get Crazy
  9. Your Story

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