Butterflies

Butterflies

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Although it was recorded in a mere ten days, the Butterflies' self-titled second release is a worthy follow-up to their 1995 debut Bored Room. Combining the coarse sounds of Nirvana at their angriest with Pavement's spacy pop-rock, the band creates an interesting and often melodic racket. Due to the presence of two strong songwriters in the band (Bryan Ciliberto and Bryan Terry), the group covers a lot of ground musically, whether it be the sounds of early-'80s new wave (the great opening instrumental "Bel Canto"), lazy rockers ("Tantrum"), or slightly out-of-tune pop ("Son of an Astronaut"). The group also proves to be not your typical instrumentalists, either. The track "My Teeth Are Brown" features impressive band interplay, with clean, pretty guitar explorations. The only criticism is the presence of bungled/off-key attempts here and there (such as the uneasy "You're Gonna Make Me and My Mama Cry"), but Ciliberto and Terry's solid songwriting help cover the Butterflies' missteps.

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