Language Room - Skin & Heart & Lungs
- Artist: Language Room
- EP: Skin & Heart & Lungs
- Label: Language Room
- Year of Release: 2011
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- Reviewed by: carlita on 2012-12-10
Austin based indie pop/rock quartet, Language Room bares its translucent body down to skeletal remains on their latest EP, "Skin & Heart & Lungs". Produced with funds from a
successful Kickstarter run online, by Dwight Baker, who's worked with other Austin based artists like Alpha Rev, Kelly Clarkson and the Dixie Chicks, heartbreak looms heavy within each of the four mini sonic selections. Placing them in the Arcade Fire, Coldplay and Mumford and Sons lane, girls who dig sensitive rock souls (like I do, coincidentally) will come running, equipped with extinguishers to put out the bitter, heartbroken fire and apply aloe to burns from relationships past (ok, perhaps I have an overactive imagination).
Even mentioning destroying the evidence of a relationship in a bonfire and inviting a group of friends to party the pain away during the day and "Open Air" night, as evidenced in their rad "Kerosene" video showcasing dancing on couches in animal masks, there's "still no getting over you". Whoever inspired this EP did some major damage, far beyond the "Skin
&Heart & Lungs", reflecting mental and emotional insecurity as basically "no one's gonna be enough".
Even designing a prototype for the perfect girl on "Breachers", you get the sense it won't ever end well. But luckily for the band, the EP, with an amusing cover displaying a possessed teddy bear conquering a city Godzilla-style, reflects quality production, maturity and proves they are definitely "enough" to succeed.
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