Starlight Conspiracy

Sounds Like a Silver Holler

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Sounds Like a Silver Holler adopts the same dichotomy of sound that made Black Tambourine and early Velocity Girl so great -- over a sludgy fuzz of indie rock guitars come lovely, drawn-out melodies in a hazy female voice reminiscent of Tiger Trap. Some of Starlight Conspiracy's instrumental work is a bit standard and rock-oriented, which keeps the band from approaching dream pop or shoegazer greatness, but a decent sense of dynamic arrangements and the always-gorgeous vocals help a great deal. Sounds Like a Silver Holler will never live up to similar noise-pop records (with Black Tambourine being almost definitive on the American end), but it's a solid effort nonetheless.

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