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Aloha

Aloha: Here Comes EveryoneHere Comes Everyone (2004)
Polyvinyl Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: JesseJesse
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Aloha comes through with another full-length, this time less riddled with proggy time signatures and with more concentration on melody. And lemme tell ya, it's a big batch of dreamy indie rock with jazz influences and beautiful chords layering on top of each other. It's hard to place it in a genre.
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Aloha comes through with another full-length, this time less riddled with proggy time signatures and with more concentration on melody. And lemme tell ya, it's a big batch of dreamy indie rock with jazz influences and beautiful chords layering on top of each other. It's hard to place it in a genre or give a "it sounds like..." because it's fairly original and independent. I get a little bit of a The Sea and Cake vibe from this release, but, you know, like distant cousins. No direct blood relation.

This is Aloha's first recording as a four-piece, with T.J. Lipple to play the marimba, mellotron, vibes, drum kit, and some sampling. There isn't much change to the initial Aloha sound with the addition of Lipple, as there has always been auxiliary percussion in the form of marimba and vibes and such, but now they have a full-time member contributing with such instruments. The change in Aloha's sound is their focus on indie-pop melodies instead of the prog-rock phrases that dominated their previous works.

By far the most standout track is "Boys in the Bathtub," a danceable number that features prominent keyboards with a laid-back, dreamy chorus. It's a remarkable variation from their original sound showcasing their pop-sensibility as well as their traditional songwriting prowess. But don't fret, if your tastes compel you to prefer their older CDs, "Water Your Hands" is a more traditional Aloha track here. Other standouts are "Setting Up Shop," a slower piano ballad, and "Goodbye to the Factory," a rocker with a smooth chorus.

Overall, Aloha has given us another solid release displaying their new trends as well as their old habits in songwriting, leaving us with a twelve-track release that feels complete. Whether you like them for their marimba, inventive drumming, dreamy melodies, or the fact that they're just another Polyvinyl band, chances are you'll have a hard time escaping this album.

 

 
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Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

they remind me of american football...but more upbeat

Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

nevermind, the rake website doesn't work anymore.

Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

score is for TJ Lipple.

his old band Rake is one of the best bands you've never heard.

www.rakemusic.com

Anonymous (November 25, 2004)

this album is incredibly freakin good. and i'd also like to add that aloha is a much better band on record than live.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

to whoever asked about the new Owen CD; its very good, but i think a little bit weaker than the ep and the cd before that, which the name of escapes me.

Jesse (November 24, 2004)

Well, they had no mention of him in the official band bio. My bad.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

Aloha was always a four piece dumbass, they just kicked one guy out and replaced him.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

Yeah, that .8 of a point really has me worried.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

artwork.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

7.2 is damn good for a pitchfork review!

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

Pitchfork only gave this a 7.2. I'm not sure who to trust.

By the way, how's the new Owen album?

-Chinatown

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

This is Jesse's mom? http://www.najsplet.com/bp53/diane_heidkrueger/pic8.jpg

bemused (November 23, 2004)

Hey some fucker signed off as me, get another name douche.

Wicked, I really wanna check this out. Good review

-Chris-

Jesse (November 23, 2004)

Yeah, Brian sent me real music. Go figure! Don't worry, I got a few stinkers in there as well. I actually had this record awhile ago, and then it got sent to me to review. What are the odds?

greg0rb (November 23, 2004)

Good to see they gave you something you can dig, Jesse! Or maybe you had to buy this one. Either way, this sounds cool. The only thing of their I have is Sugar, which is good but yeah needs more memorable melodies... sounds like this is it. I'll have to check it out.
-Greg

littleblackridinghood (November 23, 2004)

yeah! this cd is awesome

oh, and that is nobodys mom

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

Jesse sucks, but his mom sure is hot!---> http://www.najsplet.com/bp53/diane_heidkrueger/pic8.jpg

-bemused

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

score for review. I need to check this out. I love Aloha

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