Swingset Champion - To Those Who Wait... Released June 2nd, 2007
Sheriff Mobile Music
Canadian sweethearts Swingset Champion are here to sweep you off your feet with teen anthems inspired by the usual heartbreaks and "Awww" inducing hyperboles.
How Is It?
For being such a long album (14 tracks), you're going to find you really wish you could hear more of these guys. They're not too creative within their low to mid tempo indie-rock frame, but it'll get your Daphne Loves Derby lovin' ass swaying nonetheless. Lyrically, its more or less the same old "I wish I could see you again" schpeel. We've all heard it play out before. Paul Zacharias is has a lovely voice, but his pen-and-paper game needs honing. Instrumentally, the band is solid. Delicate without forcing yawns, it should be a good soundtrack to a rainy afternoon. From minimalist electronic kicks ("Out of My Reach") to a fetching pop-rock flow ("Giants"), To Those Who Wait... will have what you're looking for. Just a little more tuning to this album would have been preferable, but its a damn good start.