Moros Eros

Jealous Me Was Killed by Curiosity

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Don't you just love a rock band that is hard to link to a single subgenre? By the early 21st century, it's becoming increasingly hard to find bands that refuse to align themselves with a single, easily categorizable style, which makes Moros Eros' third release overall, 2007's Jealous Me Was Killed by Curiosity, a most welcome arrival. Elements of indie rock, emo, and even vintage '80s new wave can be detected in Moros Eros' sonic stew -- which includes slashing guitar work à la Gang of Four, bouncy bass, synth blips, and ever-morphing vocals that run the range from warbling to melodic and even to anthemic singalongs. Just give a listen to such standouts as "On My Side," "Wake and Wait," and "Lows and Highs" for the proof. And in an age when most rock bands take years between releases, the Moros Eros lads use their youthful exuberance to their advantage -- only a year separates Jealous Me Was Killed by Curiosity and its predecessor, 2006's I Saw the Devil Last Night and Now the Sun Shines Bright.

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