Slowly but surely, Literature blooms a garden full of good music in their new release entitled Arab Spring.
Kevin Adickes, Nathaniel Gardaci, Seth Whaland and Mike Yaklin, better known as Literature have crafted ten power pop tracks that appeals to the senses. It was recorded during the summer of 2011 and was released on new year’s day of this year.
14 Seconds opens up with an uplifting vibe. It mixes the right amount of guitar strings and melodies making this the perfect companion for a long trip to work or school.
With a pure pop sensibility, Lily follows up with upbeat drum beats. This track sheds off a 90’s vibe, the only difference is its faster rhythm.
The title track Arab Spring pops in the middle of the album. A personal favorite, I loved how the instrumentation transports you to earlier days of cassette tapes and headbangs.
With a similar vibe like that of the previous tracks, O.J. starts with thick bass guitars slowly building into a panoramic soundscape.
I Am Right Here closes the album with a healthy dose of happiness. This track seals the whole set, establishing the band’s own brand of music. What I like about Literature is the tremendous amount of energy and free-spirit which are reflected into their songs.
Arab Spring is perfect for those seeking the right amount of fresh beat to start the day.
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