Tuesday, June 27, 2006

If You Say Jump, I Will Say No

Irving feel like a band of the cusp of bigger and brighter things, each of their releases has been a leap forward from the last and their latest album "Death In The Garden, Blood On The Flowers" is the perfect highlight of the fact the band consists of several songwriters. This meana only their best work ends up being featured, and its not a case of a couple of songs that feel like they're just making up the numbers. The band effectively cherry pick influences from throughout the sixties to the present and come up with a wonderful blend of new wave psych-pop. The video for their single "Situation" has been getting some MTV2 play and while this album may not propel them into the charts, it could be the one people buy later and pretend they loved the band before they were huge. Here are two songs from the new album and videos of an instore performance by the band including a Springsteen cover.

- Irving - The Gentle Preservation Of Children

- Irving - I'll Write The Song, You Sing For Me

The Irving webpage is here

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