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Spells [Digipak] * [601091046023]


  • 1. Red Microphones
    2. Hannah T.
    3. Now I'm a Spider
    4. Come My Sunshine
    5. Stoneded
    6. Light the Pad
    7. Sarah T.
    8. Thistledown
    9. New Wolf
    10. After the Afterglow
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 460

  • Credits
    ProducerBill Racine; Bill Racine; The Comas
    EngineerMatt Culley; Bill

    The Comas: Jason Caperton, Matt Sumrow, Nic Gonzales, Nicole Gehweiler, Andy Herod.
    Audio Mixer: Eric Stenman.
    Recording information: Allaise (01/2006).
    On 2007's SPELLS, their first album for the Vagrant label, the Comas offer up a dynamic set of songs that bristle with inventiveness and energy. Founded in North Carolina, the New York City-based band excels at edgy, guitar-driven tunes that make unpredictable turns (see the catchy-yet-quirky "Red Microphones") and sometimes feature unexpectedly prominent keyboard lines (the urgent "Come My Sunshine"). Boasting a restless sound that is difficult to pigeonhole, SPELLS is one of '07's most notable indie-rock surprises.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.63) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[They] make indie pop rock that tosses in modest atmospherics and stays pretty tuneful."
    Spin (p.84) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he hooks are stronger, the production richer, and the scale grander."
    CMJ (p.38) - "On SPELLS, the melancholy that has defined much of the band's previous work sounds almost celebratory, with more songs framed in major, rather than minor, chord structures."
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