Annabel - Now That We're Alive
Record Label: Self-released
Release Date: November 17, 2007
Annabel is a Kent, Ohio based indie pop act who have been building a name for themselves on the strength of their five song, DIY packaged Now That We're Alive EP.
How Is It?
Now That We’re Alive is a collection of infectious indie pop tunes with sharp melodies that was released just in time to serve as the soundtrack for the spring and summer months. Now That We're Alive recalls the 90’s indie scene quite often throughout its 23 minute length, which makes it a must listen for fans of that era. The EP begins with the energetic “Parade Rest” which features bouncy percussion and fuzzy guitar lines that is the perfect representation of the warm and affable nature of the EP. “Castles In The Air” and “Bouquet Mines” are led by shimmering guitar and they represent a slightly more experimental side of the group. The only drawback to this EP is that the production. Although the fuzzy production values add to the charm of Now That We're Alive, they occasionally limit the songs from reaching their full potential. However, the songwriting on Now That We're Alive is surprisingly engaging and it is an extremely promising EP that will tide listeners over until the band releases the debut full-length effort they are currently working on.