I’ve written high praises about this band many times before, but I don’t think the whole thing sinks in without meeting these boys and getting to talk to them. It’s even better when you can see them in their element, such as at band practice. They’re a lot of fun and have a lot of interesting things to say. Not to mention they write incredible music and play with great fluency.
I always said that Brighter Arrows was if Sunny Day Real Estate had stayed together and continued writing after “LP2.” There’s a great sense of melody and progression in all the members, which make their songs unfold like stories. Drummer John Olds brings backbone and sheer power to the already emotionally intense music. It’s almost draining. There’s so much to be said about the emotions this music conveys. Some notes make you sad, some melodies make you smile and the whole band in their element playing every note as if was there last makes you sit back in awe. From their guitar player Colin May’s humble abode, here’s Brighter Arrows.
Right from their basement practice spot, here’s “In Its Wings, a Wind Has Wrapped Them.”
Their debut EP, “Division and What it is to Abide” has not yet been officially released, but is available on a limited edition cassette run.
Once again, their track “Severance.”
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