Dry Land Is Not A Myth (CD)


White Arrows

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Billy Gil, Hollywood 12/19/2012

White Arrows’ Mickey Church was born legally blind and regained his vision at age 11. Dry Land is Not a Myth’s sparkling psych-pop sounds like the sudden realization of sight and color. Read more about White Arrows in my interview with them earlier this year.


09/01/2012

Taking its title from The Cable Guy referencing Waterworld, Dry Land is Not a Myth is a sweet concoction of garage rock bombast and spritzy electronic atmospherics. “Come inside and have a drink” singer Mickey Church invites on “Get Gone,” which seems to have been written with summer barbecues in mind, all island-flavored guitarwork, throbby synths and handclaps. “Coming or Going” gets a party rockin’ makeover from an earlier iteration, its Ghostbusters synths matching the singer’s casual paranoia about his would-be lover. “I Can Go” benefits from easygoing, catchy riffwork and synth flutes, while the high-end vocals and whimsy of songs like “Getting Lost” show off the band’s real chops, reminiscent of weirder bands like Wild Beasts. But June-August singles are White Arrows’ forte on Dry Land is Not a Myth, closing the album with standout “Fireworks of the Sea,” which features Church’s Paul Simon-esque vocals sweetly floating above cloudy synths, irresistibly singing about how jellyfish look kind of like fireworks. White Arrows convince you — they totally do.



Track Listing



Side 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Roll Forever
White Arrows 03:28
2.
Get Gone
White Arrows 03:59
3.
Coming Or Going
White Arrows 03:01
4.
I Can Go
White Arrows 03:22
5.
Golden
White Arrows 02:59
6.
Little Birds
White Arrows 03:47
7.
Sail On
White Arrows 03:07
8.
Getting Lost
White Arrows 03:58
9.
Settle Down
White Arrows 02:51
10.
Fireworks of the Sea
White Arrows 02:37

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