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Walker Kong - There Goes the Sun

Walker Kong
there goes the sun

"Executioner Song" [MP3]

1. My Photographer Friend
2. Executioner Song
3. Viva Homosapiens
4. Skyscrapers and the Moon
5. Pulitzer Prize
6. Distant Flash
7. Vivian Girls
8. Your Lovely Metropolis
9. Calvin Rae
10. Devotion
11. New Fallout Fashions
12. Kissing Booth


There Goes the Sun is a wonderful amalgamation of all of the influences Walker Kong's previous releases wore so proudly on their sleeves; they've fused all of the odd parts into a very effective, cohesive whole. At times recalling Movietone, Yo La Tengo, and Luna, the hyperactivity that characterized their records has been tempered a bit, and the band has opted instead for a more classic pop/rock sound, happily accompanied by a subtlety that suits their new batch of songs quite well. Jeremy Ackerman's singing isn't as expressive, and his newly relaxed delivery has become another lovely component of the band's sonic vehicle. The Modern Lovers' influence has been smoothly incorporated into the group's overall sound, which is now vaguely reminiscent of surf-pop (of all things), as well as the familiar new wave, but what carries the album home is it's casual poignancy; a nostalgia for the future, if you will, permeates the record. This strangely comforting feeling is due in no small part to the warm production of Ackerman and co-engineer Brian Tester, both of whom seem to have an instinctive knowledge of the needs of each individual song. That said, There Goes the Sun isn't just a collection of songs, it's a mood pressed to wax, a time machine that echoes around the musical stratosphere waiting for the curious listener to be absorbed and transported by its irrepressible buoyancy.
- Bryan Carroll, All Music Guide


MMR-027
Walker Kong Transparent Life

[track list]

CD $10.00

Walker Kong - Transparent Life

LP $10.00


CD | LP | 7" | Compilations


all girl summer fun band
benji cossa
boat
boy crazy
dear nora
fred thomas
free loan investments
galactic heroes
heikki
hello seahorse!
kissing book
lunchbox
minisnap
plastic mastery
the bartlebees
the bats
the best friends group
the bridal shop
the faintest ideas
the gazetteers
the manhattan love suicides
the owls
tullycraft
vehicle flips
voxtrot
wake the president
walker kong


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