Discover America - Psychology

Published Friday 28th October 2005
Discover America - Psychology
Discover America - Psychology

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13290-2949
LABEL: Tooth & Nail TND73200
RELEASE DATE: 2005-06-03
RRP: £1.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

When Florida-based vocalist Chris Staples was fronting the band TwoThirtyEight they played a form of generic modern rock not dissimilar to PlankEye. Now he's come with this quirky item under the Discover America moniker and it's a long way from his old sound. Jangly, angular rock with some strong R&B influences, occasional low fi hip-hop beats and some surreal carnival style melodies make for an eccentric and intriguing album. There is a song about childhood, a song about the afterlife and quite a few numbers about the ups and downs of relationships. A left of centre album which some might find dull and pretentious but others will find crisply original in its determination not to follow current trends. 'Psychology' deserves investigation.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Call It In The Air [Listen]
2. 1986 [Listen]
3. From The 100th Floor [Listen]
4. Stark Honesty [Listen]
5. Green Eyes [Listen]
6. Tight Rope Walker [Listen]
7. Phantom Treasure [Listen]
8. Shiny Teeth [Listen]
9. The Halves That Make Us Whole [Listen]
10. Everything Changes [Listen]

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