Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Track Review: Veronica Falls - Teenage

There's a certain proportion of artists I cannot stand. It's not influenced by malice, but caused by wimpy wannabees. When I saw Veronica Falls live in New York City, (yeah... Deal with your jealousy!) It caught me by surprised at how primitive they actually sound. The indie pop four piece are a flashing beam of light for the depressed and lonely adolescents of hipsterville. Where Pabst Blue Ribbon is the drink of choice and fashion is your personality. I clearly despise Veronica Falls... Not the members, they actually have spectacular taste in music, I just can't stand their sound.

Veronica Falls echo The Vaselines indie pop aesthetic, however they fail to match the passion and excitement The Vaselines still transmit. "Teenage" is the pre-release single off Veronica Falls' sophomore album Waiting For Something To Happen, and I can't quite work out why. It starts off in typical Veronica Falls fashion... With that repetitious three-chord progression they for some reason take to heart. Teenage is an indication that instead of being different and furthering their capabilities, they've stumbled at the first hurdle. Now there's nothing wrong with the lyrics as such, or the melody, harmony, whatever... It's just all been done before. On that, I quote the The Boy Bands Have Won: "The only thing that you can do to music that will damage it is not change it, not make it your own, because then it dies."

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