Tuesday, November 2, 2010

In The Darkness I See A Light

Today I am focusing on another UK band by the name of the Editors. Easily dismissed as a Joy Division rip off band upon initial release of their first album. The band has grown and shown that they are more than the sum of their past. Comparing the band to Interpol is just a lazy way for reviewers to pass off actually listening to what they have to offer. The band started as Pilot then changed to The Pride and then Snowfield before finally going with Editors after being signed. The songs they recorded as Snowfield would eventually become Editors songs down the road. Their first album The Back Room in 2005 to critical acclaim and later a Mercury prize nomination. Their second album An End Has A Start was released in 2007 and single "Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors" was their highest charting single to date. For their 3rd album the band went with producer Flood who has recorded U2, Depeche Mode, The Killers & NIN to name a few. The album titled In This Light And On This Evening was a definite change in their sound with synthesizers becoming more prominent. Definitely a band that has surpassed it's comparisons and broken free of the shackles. Step inside the eye of your mind:

"Munich" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

"Bullets" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

"All Sparks" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

"Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

"The Racing Rats" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

"Push Your Head Toward The Air" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

"Papillon" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

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