catalogue

GREAT DEPRESSION, THE

FOREVER ALTERED (FIRE RECORDS)

GREAT DEPRESSION, THE - FOREVER ALTERED 34384
format:
1 CD
release:
28.11.2008
label:
FIRE RECORDS
item ID:
34384
barcode:
0809236111326
Originally of Madison, Wisconsin, THE GREAT DEPRESSION are now spread across continents since songwriter Todd Casper married his Danish girlfriend in 2003, and said one last violent goodbye to America and moved to Copenhagen.

THE GREAT DEPRESSION return with a typically lush and well-produced psychedelic-tinged intricate beauty this July.

Layered, rich structures support well crafted melodies and a warm and embracing sound. Following "Unconscious Pilot" and "Preaching to the Fire", the tone is still generally blissful and sombre, though there is a definite injection of melodic pop drama, particularly on the charging title track.

Their chamber-pop and shoegaze influences lend them comparisons to early SPIRITUALIZED, MY BLOODY VALENTINE and RADIOHEAD, though pop sensibilities and Todd Casper's own impressive production talents make their varied approach entirely cohesive.

"This is the way indie rock should be, none of your haircutted bouncing and post-punk posturing, we want tears, we want heartbreak, we want depression.

Really very very good" - BOOMKAT
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. FOREVER ALTERED
  • 1.2. STOLEN
  • 1.3. HOLES IN ALL YOUR STORIES
  • 1.4. IT HAPPENS DURING TRANSIT
  • 1.5. A PALE LIGHT
  • 1.6. ILL PREPARED
  • 1.7. THROW ME THE ROPE
  • 1.8. GAUZY SYSTEMS
  • 1.9. THEY'RE MAKING US LOOK GREEN
  • 1.10. COLLIDING (INTO WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEE