• Record Label: Iamsound
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2011
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  1. Apr 14, 2014
    8
    An electrically charged indie band that utilizes a unique new take at the genre, using polar, drowned vocals and a clapping metronome that sends chills to your spine. The singing constantly dips from high to muddied to unnaturally deep, and despite this description sounding eccentric, you feel as if they carry you gently onto the waves of their oddly-spoken ocean. Their rhythmic use of theAn electrically charged indie band that utilizes a unique new take at the genre, using polar, drowned vocals and a clapping metronome that sends chills to your spine. The singing constantly dips from high to muddied to unnaturally deep, and despite this description sounding eccentric, you feel as if they carry you gently onto the waves of their oddly-spoken ocean. Their rhythmic use of the clapping and bass as the focal source of beat keeping is not only intriguing, but one cannot help but head bob throughout the entire album. New Villager's self entitled album is not just an album that brings a refreshing new take to the shore, but its songs are distinguishable enough that several listens are well in order.

    Listen to "Lighthouse" for an example for the general feel of the album, and prepare for the tide to take you away.
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
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  1. Jan 18, 2012
    80
    A highly addictive, lightly experimental mix of blue-eyed soul and psych-inflected indie-electronic pop.
  2. Aug 22, 2011
    80
    It's always a pleasure when a concept album can stand on its own without the concept, and that's what NewVillager is--a bunch of fun, carefully crafted songs.
  3. Aug 22, 2011
    60
    Mark Ronson-esque, electro-pop with an R&B soul, and immensely danceable tunefulness. [Jul 2011, p.81]