Sunday, February 27, 2011

P&J 2010 (One and Done): Achille Lauro, "Indiscretions"

25 points, t-437, voted on by Adam Goldstein

The best thing about Achille Lauro is the bio on their Myspace page. It starts out like this: "Easily the sexiest thing to come out Denver since Don Cheadle, Achille Lauro has spent the past 5 years building a dedicated and bloodthirsty fan base across the front range." It only gets wackier from there (the thought of MIA fronting a garage band Radiohead trying to recreate the soundtrack to Amelie will give me nightmares for the rest of the week).

You can safely tell the book by its cover here -- in this case, the cover of the EP features a group of goofy looking hairy guys in their underwear. What could we possibly have here? Yep, it's part west coast hippie jam band, part indie-derived slacker-ism. There are a lot of interesting little individual things going on here, like the fun and quirky brass-punctuated coda to "No Brakes" or the vaguely funky synth line that opens up the completely un-funky "Unrivaled in Class". And yet oddly enough, "Indiscretions" is pleasant to listen to but completely unmemorable.

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