Thursday, June 09, 2005

Review: Orange Peels, Circling The Sun

Third album from San Jose, California's effervescent sunshine pop band the Orange Peels, Circling The Sun sounds... well, a whole lot like the first two. Chiming, featherweight guitar pop, evoking the late 60's sounds of Bacharach, the Free Design, and the Mamas & the Papas, filtered through the retro pop stylings of the Apples in Stereo. A bit of the charm is gone by now, though it's replaced by a more polished, denser sound that keeps things (slightly) more interesting. Not memorable by a long shot, but for those happy summer days, the Orange Peels are the sort of band that's nice to have around.


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