I sometimes worry my ears are far too weak and vulnerable to the pretty girls that sing and play instruments, but suddenly I am relieved, because these three gentlemen sound mighty perdy. Vocalist Nick Whetro, drummer Brad Kolberg and multi-instrumentalist Karl Christenson are the trendy Power Rangers that form together to become the mighty Megazord of a band: Icarus Himself. If you’ve ever found yourself in a stupor of any sort, you know how much of the world becomes suddenly too forceful and harsh. “On Your Side” is neither of those, with a constant and steady malaise of percussion, bass and appeasing vocals. It’s beautiful in its own slo-mo seascape kind of way. It’s entirely normal (and altogether perfect) to imagine the mythological Icaraus falling gently to the ocean to this song; flames dancing the whole way.
Stay baited for their October 11th sophomore album, Career Culture. Rumors (us) say it’s thunderously good.
(Career Culture is available 10/11/11 from Science of Sound Records)