Child Actor is fantastic new band that released “Victory” back in October. They are a band that blend elements of R&B, shoegaze, and rock and then sprinkle on a hyper-flavored mix of electronics that stimulate the senses. Currently on Fake Four Inc this band has come quite a long way in the little over a year they have been around. Comparisons maybe drawn to a band like “gang gang dance” or “purity ring” but there are elements here that make them unique. Namely their ability to have fun, experiment and not take themselves so seriously. This is definitely an album the crams everything in the frequency spectrum possible at times similar to a band like “Dan Deacon”. Even though their isn’t a lot of space available the lead vocals provided by Natalie Plaza are whimsical and delicate sitting on top of the music. These songs go by fast and really don’t need to be separated into different songs. The 36 minutes and 12 songs does go by mighty fast.
The album starts off surging forward with “This is it” with loud drums, a barrage of melodic reverb drenched oohs and ahhs provided ny Natalie and versatile mixture of synths and additional percussion. Even though the songs run into each other their isn’t a lack of different things to listen to on each song. Bottom line is this is a fun cd full of sounds that fans of “Purity ring” and “Gang Gang dance” will surely enjoy – I know I did.
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