Monday, February 25, 2013

The Young Leaves - Alive and Well​/​The Love Song Single

Young Leaves offers up two songs here that remind me a bit of mid 90's bands like Texas is The Reason and Garden Variety.  There's a great melodic overtone here but it doesn't take on the usual characteristics that most of the pop/indie bands take on these days.

There's a maturity to the whole approach that conveys a certain sadness and age to it.  The production is nice and bright without sounding too thin.  The vocals have a bit of held back sound to them that I really like here.  Nice, high gain guitar and strong bass give this a very full sound. 

"Alive and Well" is the  more upbeat track of the two, but the slower tempo of "The Love Song" doesn't leave anything out.

Have a listen here.