Tuesday, May 22, 2012

CD Review: Park Hotell Add "Layers" To Their Sound

Swedish band, Park Hotell recently released their U.S. debut album entitled “Layers” through Slimstyle Records. The band began almost ten years ago and has released four albums in their home country of Sweden. Now, finally we get to hear from this modern indie rock band making who's making waves overseas.

The album leads off with the brief mid-tempo, 80's rocker “Dead Ringers” as Park Hotell brings in elements from when R.E.M. and U2 were underground, undiscovered acts. The songs “Black Hole” and “Layers” find the right balance of punk edginess and pop attractiveness. Park Hotell overloads the songs “Lights Home” and “Low On Resistance” with keyboards and electronics which show off a very polished sound. They can’t escape that 80’s tag with songs like “Born A Thief” and “The Guest Who Stayed Forever” before ending with “Pandemonium Ducks” which carries a very modern, slick finish.

Park Hotell performed at this year’s SXSW festival back in March and the new album is available now. For more information, please visit parkhotell.net.

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