Year of the Album — #008
Hey Rosetta! – “Seeds” (2011, Sonic Records)
Similar Albums: Arcade Fire – “The Suburbs” (2010, Merge Records)
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Coldplay – “Viva La Vida” (2008, Capitol)
In St. John’s, Newfoundland, the typical garage rock four-piece sound has been burned to the ground and resurrected as Hey Rosetta, a band unafraid to experiment with the additions of symphonic elements to their music while avoiding the usual trappings of pretension such experimentation frequently entails.
With their third album, Seeds – due out on Sonic Records on February 15th in North America – the band tightens its sound, creating one of the most invigorating rock listens so far in 2011.
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