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Offline SoundscapeMN

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Bend Sinister
« on: October 22, 2014, 06:24:06 PM »
Speaking of bands who surprisingly don't have their own thread, but probably need one (like the Diable Swing Orchestra).

They just opened for Flying Colors for their brief tour of the US, and will be doing the same with Big Elf and Jolly soon as well.

They just posted a new video of sorts for their song "Best of You," which is shown with a lot of slow-motion video shot in NYC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5Cm2liIFmw

I know there are some fans around here. I suppose a question or 2 to ask being, what are your favorite albums and how do you compare them? Favorite tracks, etc.

Here's my (fanboy) assessment of their recordings

Their most recent records, Small Fame (2012) and Animals (2014) you can hear a lot of classic rock influence. But even my power-pop loving girlfriend enjoys some of their music, I think namely due to their pop sensibilities at times. Dan Moxon is a fan of stuff like Elton John, Billy Joel and Hall & Oates at the same time as being a Rush or Deep Purple fan.
 
I would personally rank their catalog as such:
 
1. Stories of Brothers, Tales of Lovers (2008)
2. Through the Broken City (2005)
3. Animals (2014)
4. Small Fame (2012)
5. Bend Sinister [EP] (2007)
6. Spring Romance [EP] (2010)
 
Even though these are ranked, I enjoy pretty much all of these pretty closely.

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 10:34:29 PM »
bump.

new song 'Get Along" is sweet.

http://www.storyhive.com/project/show/id/2195

2 new albums coming in 2017.

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #2 on: Today at 10:54:23 AM »
bump.

their new EP "The Other Way" is awesome!.

Maybe their best EP actually. Great energy, catchy as hell, and pristine production!

"Move  A Little Slower" is a banger. Keyboard led, it builds slowly but gets so uplifting by the end.

"Walk the Other Way" is catchy as hell!

"Get Along" has this incredibly guitar solo.

"Run" is ballsy as hell and filled with energy

Streaming, downloadable, and on CD.

http://smarturl.it/theotherway
http://eshop.cordovabay.com/index.php/manufacturers_id/18/osCsid/30k31ho90nj34ih1p5v73jon1dci4qf4

also the Wife asks me this weekend in the car

"Why has Bend Sinister never toured with The Dear Hunter ?"