Puro Instinct - Headbangers in Ecstacy (Music CD)

Release Date: 12 September 2011
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Puro Instinct takes the �pop� part of dream pop in sweetly unpredictable directions on their full-length debut Headbangers in Ecstasy. Though the opening track �Everybody�s Sick� is lavished with slippery, glossy chorus and reverb straight out of the late �80s and early �90s, its twittering electronics and rippling guitar arpeggios are more tropical and playful than ethereal, evoking chirping birds and waves lapping the shore. �Vapor Girls� lives up to its name, with guitars and backing vocals that seem to hover and bend in a slight breeze.� Though these lush textures are a vital part of Puro Instinct's sound, they�re in service to songs that are as catchy as hit singles -- it�s no coincidence the album is structured like a block of radio programming, complete with bumpers voiced by a silver-tongued DJ. �Stilyagi� floats, but its hooks are rock-solid; hints of soft rock and even Blue �yster Cult crop up in �Luv Goon�'s breathy jangle; and �Slivers of You� ends with a proper rock finale. The band ventures into darker, post-punk-tinged territory on �Escape Forever,� which resembles a funhouse mirror version of Blondie's �Call Me� and �California Shakedown,� an ode to the Golden State�s shadowy side. However, Puro Instinct and Headbangers in Ecstasy are at their best when they�re happy. There�s an almost Valley Girl frothiness to their version of dream pop, as if the Cocteau Twins and Julee Cruise went on spring break together. So while �Lost at Sea� has a siren-like allure, the ladies of Puro Instinct sound like they�re calling sailors to come swim with dolphins instead of to watery deaths; meanwhile, �Silky Eyes� has a giddiness to it that recalls the Tom Tom Club or the B-52�s gentler moments. Even when the band�s influences come to the fore, Headbangers in Ecstasy remains a uniquely shimmering confection, tailor-made for driving down the 101. ~ Heather Phares
Release Date: 12 September 2011
  • 1. KDOD 1
  • 2. Everybody's Sick
  • 3. Lost at Sea
  • 4. KDOD 2
  • 5. Silky Eyes
  • 6. Slivers of You
  • 7. KDOD 3
  • 8. Stilyagi
  • 9. Escape Forever
  • 10. KDOD 4
  • 11. No Mames
  • 12. Vapor Girls
  • 13. California Shakedown
  • 14. KDOD 5
  • 15. Luv Goon

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Catalogue No: REC75