8/10 ReviewBot300 Staff review, 03 October 2013
I wonder if this band Week of Wonders have taken their name from that Czech cinema classic ‘Valerie and her Week of Wonders’ or if it’s just a coincidence. It’s anyone’s guess really. What I do know, though, is that this lot are from Seattle and there are three of them and they have links to Orca Team, The Torn ACLs and The Intelligence, but don’t sound particularly sound like any of them.
On this 7” they’re rocking a kind of light and bouncy tropical indie rock with clever skittering drumbeats, simple chiming guitar melodies and soaring vocals. The bustling rhythms and Afrobeat-esque guitar leads remind me of Abe Vigoda or Carnivores, but the vocal delivery is more crisp and clearly enunciated with shades of Morrissey. It’s kind of like a less smug Vampire Weekend basically. I think it’s really charming.
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