April 19, 2007

Review: The Rosebuds

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4.5 out of 5 Stars
Infectious is the first word that comes to mind when describing The Rosebud’s third full length album. This indie rock band from North Carolina has been known for their dreamy and melancholy pop sound. In Night of the Furies, the band drew their inspiration from an unexpected source: the myths of the Furies, the Roman goddesses of vengeance. The result is a catchy and danceable album. The music is at once playful and ominous, with bouncy beats faintly reminiscent of early ’80s pop. But the energetic melodies which saturate the entire album belie its evocative theme: an epic love story between a Fury and a man. The songs recount their ill fated relationship through lyrics like, “I could never be all you need me to/ my punishment is living without you.” So don’t let the pop hooks fool you, there’s a whole lot more beneath the hypnotizing drum beats.