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Talon Of The Hawk

The Front Bottoms

Talon Of The Hawk

LabelBar None Records
VertriebBroken Silence
VÖ-Datum7.6.2013

Immer diese Geheimtipps. Wer dieses Jahr zum Beispiel auf das Monster Bash in Berlin ging, hat sie tatsächlich mit der Lupe suchen müssen. Einen hatten sie dann aber doch: The Front Bottoms. Das Duo aus New Jersey war nur Eingeweihten bekannt und dürfte dennoch viele neue Freunde gefunden haben. So viele, dass ihr zweites Album Talon Of The Hawk nun mit erheblich mehr Bohei erscheint. Ob das zum großen Durchbruch reichen wird, kann noch nicht abgeschätzt werden, ist aber wahrscheinlich. Und Spaß macht es auch noch.

Dabei fällt zu allererst natürlich auf, dass die Musik von The Front Bottoms deutlich mehr Instrumente beinhaltet als das sich für ein Duo gehört. Aber im Studio sagt ja keiner was, wenn man noch eine dritte oder vierte Spur mit Trompete oder Synthesizer aufnimmt. Und das steht der Musik sehr gut. Die bewegt sich im Lo-Fi-Indie-Bereich, wie ihn zum Beispiel The Thermals immer wieder bespielt haben. Nicht jedoch, ohne ab und zu in den Emo der frühen 00er Jahre abzugleiten. Vielleicht erinnert sich noch jemand an Osker (falls nicht, bitte unbedingt nachholen!).

Der Vorteil, den The Front Bottoms gegenüber beiden haben: Ihre Texte. Im ersten Moment glaubt man das nicht unbedingt. Au Revoir, Adios wirkt wie ein relativ uninspirierter Schlussmachsong (und ist trotzdem ein tierischer Ohrwurm). Und Skeleton hat doch tatsächlich einen Refrain, in dem Brian Sella singt "I never sleep in the front seat, I'm too tall, but I got so stoned". Egal, danach wird Talon Of The Hawk richtig gut. Zum Beispiel bei der zweiten Single neben Skeleton, Twin Size Mattress. Einem Song, den Weezer heutzutage sicherlich gerne noch ein einziges Mal schreiben würden.

Und so bleibt festzustellen: Jeder, der nur ein bisschen auf nicht ganz so perfekten, dafür aber mit viel Hingabe gespielten Indie steht, der einen großen Hang zu Hymnen hat, sollte jetzt The Front Bottoms entdecken, denn dass das Duo aus New Jersey groß werden kann, dafür ist Talon Of The Hawk der beste Beleg.

Tracklist:
  1. Au Revoir, Adios
  2. Skeleton
  3. Swear To God The Devil Made Me Do It
  4. Twin Size Mattress
  5. Peach
  6. Santa Monica
  7. The Feud
  8. Funny You Should Ask
  9. Tattooed Tears
  10. Lone Stars
  11. Backflip
  12. Everything I Own
Highlights:

Twin Size Mattress, Santa Monica, Tattooed Tears, Everything I Own

Unsere Bewertung:
8 von 10
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