April 16, 2008

The Envy Corps - Dwell (2008)

This album will be in my top 10 albums of the year and probably quite high. I heard their song "Story Problem" in the movie Run Fat Boy Run and spent the next morning trying to track it down.. I love that song so much that I was worried about not liking the album. I would prepare myself for disappointment via internal dialogue in which I assured myself that the rest of the album surely could not rule as hard as that song. When I tracked the album down and listened to the guitar dealio that kicks off at 0:32 in the first song ("Wires and Wool") I bet I let out an audible sigh of relief.. you'd have to confirm this with my co-workers.

Other reviews throw out Radiohead and Modest Mouse comparisons.. I can see where they're coming from but I feel those are a little short sighted.. Yeah his voice sounds like Thom Yorke at times and and the guitar work in "Wires & Wool" is pretty Modest Mousy I feel it ends there.. I suppose I shouldn't really start a paragraph like this without being able to back it up with my own comparisons. I'm not going to that for two reasons..
1. ) I'm bad at it
2. ) In my opinion they have bits that sound reminiscent of a ton of little things that I like. It's one of those albums where I can say oh that part sounds just like so and so oh and the drums there are just like blah blah... but really once you get over like 5 comparisons it's not really helpful anymore..

They also get bonus points for a super ruling music video and being funny looking guys (something that oddly always boosts a band in my eyes)..

"Story Problem" and "Wires & Wool" = summer jammy jams...


awmercy said...

How was Run Fat Boy Run?

awmercy said...

I can see why you fell in love with "Story Problem".

ancientindianwizard said...

Run Fat Boy Run was great.. you definitely don't need to run out to the theater to see it but if you're doing some type of netflixy thing put it on there. They guy who plays simons pegg's-girlfriends-roomates-boyfriend* in Shawn of the dead is amazing in it.. it's not a life altering film by any stretch of the imagination but it's fun times.

*sorry for that terrible description of who I'm talking about

ancientindianwizard said...

additions to the summer jammy jam list.. "before the goldrush" and "party dress"

someone take this album away from me for a bit... i'm going to ruin it.

Nightrain said...

For serious dude, this album is way more interesting than Radiohead.