Airport Girl

Do You Dream in Color? EP

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Airport Girl's Do You Dream in Colour? EP is a stopgap measure between albums for indie pop stalwart Matinee. The band combines the instrumentation of a chamber pop outfit with the fervor of a traveling revival show and the songwriting skill of Brill Building pros. The EP's title track is a short chamber pop tune built around the haunting chord progression of Pachelbel's Canon in D with some suitably melancholic lead vocals. "When You Fall" is a spritely romp written by the band's trumpet player with propulsive drums and, not surprisingly, a hooky trumpet part. "Easier to Smile" is a short acoustic song recorded in the spirit of the Beach Boys' Party! record, written and sung in the spirit of the Cure's acoustic love songs. "Been Waiting" is another acoustic-based song, but it is a heartbreaker with aching harmonies and a mournful harmonica. The four songs here only hint at what the band can do, but fans will find it an essential addition to their CD collections.

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