Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Be My Gun" by The Ropes

Upon first listening to "Be My Gun" by the Ropes, the female vocals reminded me of a much more distressed Mates of State. On second pass, I realized that's not an accurate assessment at all. The only thing The Ropes have in common with Mates of State is the female vocalist. "Be My Gun" is a slowly rolling number with atmospheric layers of vocals and noodled electric guitars, a driving bass line, and a large helping of introspection. Not much like the peppy pop of Mates of State at all. The Ropes are perfect for fans of The Knife and the Airborne Toxic Event.

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