December 17, 2012
Kurt Feldman is one talented dude. You may know him as the drummer of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
, but he was also the mastermind behind the exceptional and gone-too-soon 8-bit-dream-gaze band, Depreciation Guild
And now, his latest (one man) band to conquer pop is called Ice Choir. Man, I love Ice Choir. They're just going '80s light station FM pop all the way with no regrets and no turning back. This is Tears for Fears "Everybody Wants to Rule The World" meets Spandau Ballet's "True" meets George Michael's "Careless Whisper" meets The Cars "Drive" all the way.
And those are four amazing songs. Ok, the "Careless Whisper" saxophone solos fall into what I call "a grey area," but otherwise they're all pretty much pop perfection.
Start with Ice Choir's song "Teletrips" and tell me you aren't hearing what I'm hearing. And what are we both hearing again? Oh, that's right: the soft pop perfection of 1983-1985. Get the Ice Choir's full-length debut
on Underwater Peoples (one of our very favorite labels).
Ice Choir plays Cameo, on Saturday, December 22nd.