With its strange guitar openings that seem to either emanate from southern California or from California dreaming, Bethany Curve's music is strange, dynamic, and thoughtful. Bethany Curve seems to have all the qualities of a rock band, not to mention sharing much of the same instrumentation, but the group comes off sounding like Depeche Mode's David Gahan singing behind a wall of very, very dense distorted guitar. The music is actually very interesting. At first listen, you're almost ready for one of those generic lead guitar riffs, à la Staind or one of the other bands that happened to score a hit after being on the Ozzfest tour, but then the recording opens up to something else entirely. Bethany Curve's You Brought Us Here actually sounds quite a bit like the work of Radiohead, sharing some of the same artistic and musical values and wrapping them up into a piece that is both accessible and easily listenable. Bethany Curve is a unique outfit and one whose music fits neatly just the other side of the pop music periphery, which is very refreshing. You Brought Us Here is a stellar recording, and one that certainly delivers a quality and engaging listening experience. Excellent!
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AllMusic Review by Matt Borghi