by Kelly Johnson
Aural Burrows hails from the awesomely named town of Poughkeepsie, NY. The four-piece specializes in a succinct, melancholic form of driving jangle pop that recalls 80s bands such as R.E.M. and The Feelies. “Empty” is a Post-Trash song premiere from their debut album Nonsense Verse, set for release tomorrow via Sad Cactus Records.
“Empty” hits all the hallmarks of those aforementioned jangle pop bands, (relatively clean guitars, no frills production, straightforward song structure) but most closely resembles the melancholy pop of The Wedding Present. Like David Gedge, the vocals hint at confusion and heartbreak. Pair that with a bouncy rhythm and terrific chorus and you have a mighty fine pop song. “Empty” is straight, to the point and doesn’t wear out its welcome.
From what I can tell via Internet presence these boys are just getting started. Very promising as “Empty” demonstrates they’ve done their homework.