Album – Little by Little – Harvey Danger

Posted by admin on November 13th, 2005

Wow, this band has balls. An absolute abundance of balls. Some would call them crazy, some would call them insane, I just thank my lucky stars that I’ve at last found them. Now why am I waxing lyrical about this band. Well apart from the fact that they are giving this album away for free (please see later), this is quite simply a stunning album. I am so fortunate to be around when the music scene is exploding and bands are at last finding a viable alternative to radio for reaching out to the music masses.

OK, so what about the music. This is pure infectious pop. The album opens with Wine, Woman and Song and has great driving piano. By track 2, Cream and Bastards Rise, everything is turned on it’s head, but the infectious pop is still the same. In fact this track is also available as a single. It’s has a very modern sound, that is not too dissimilar to The Killers.

This album is just track after track of scorching sounds. It’s not all hard driving pop though, there are a few tracks more on the melancholy side, but that just goes to balance the album up nicely. If I had to pick a favorite track though, it would have to be track 4, Little Round Mirrors. I’m a sucker for a bit of melancholia and this track is just so good. I have to say this track reminds me very much of Bad Finger, that classic band from the late 60s early 70s. But that’s just one track in 10. There are many different songs on this album, but they fuse perfectly to make a very well rounded album.

So free music, what’s it all about then. I think the band say it best and have reproduced part of the statement on their site here:

“Given our unusual history, and a long-held sense that the practice now being demonized by the music biz as ‘

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