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Sun And The Moon CD (2007)

Artist: Bravery

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The Bravery wanted to make an album that would reflect their growth as musicians. So they recruited producer Brendan O'Brien, well known for bringing out the best performance in a group. The band wanted to try new textures and sounds, so they moved to Brendan's Atlanta studio and grabbed any instrument they could get their hands on, and choked it until something good came out. That included antique pump organs ("Believe"), Mellotrons ("Time Won't Let Me Go"), a string quartet ("The Ocean"), and a host of Pet Sounds-worthy vocal arrangements ("This is Not the End," "Above and Below").

Despite this newfound creativity and sense of musical exploration, the band also wanted to keep the energy that came with recording in the basement in New York. To that end, the band split its time between Atlanta and NYC. The resulting album is a hybrid of the two experiments--with a fair amount recorded in the back of tour buses as well.

This time out, they explore the same subjects of overcoming fear and negativity, but to a far greater extent, getting into territory that could be described as spiritual. Life and death, good and evil, hope and desperation--the extremes. And so came the album's title: The Sun and the Moon.

Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 204505622
UPC 602517175570
UPC 14 00602517175570
Format CD
Release Date 5/22/2007
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Author Bravery
Credits
Drums, Vocals Anthony Burulcich
Keyboard, Synthesizers John Conway
Guitar, Vocals Michael Zakarin
Bass, Vocals Mike Hindert
Vocals, Guitar Sam Endicott
Reviews
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review "Waiting for our ship to come, but our ship's not coming back," Sam Endicott sings on the second track of The Bravery's second album, The Sun And The Moon, summing up his band's current predicament in perfect, painful fashion. It's only been two years since The Bravery's underappreciated debut established the NYC quintet as the Stone Temple Pilots to the Killers' Pearl Jam of new new wave...While The Killers went on to raid Bruce Springsteen's bolo-tie collection, The Bravery has kept the frothy side of '80s music alive on The Sun And The Moon, which makes sense: Great '80s pop is rooted in shameless, mercenary trashiness, an aesthetic that fits The Bravery like a fingerless glove. The Sun And The Moon might be as essential as another Kajagoogoo album, but on its own modest terms--meaning appealing to those who guiltily loved The Bravery--it's a minor success, brimming with hooks nicked from Duran Duran and Naked Eyes, as well as few of their own.
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Reviewer Steven Hyden
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Artist Bravery
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
Quotes
Blender [An] album of sharply assembled rock & roll.
Entertainment Weekly ...a fine pop record.
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