Indie Affinity: The Cribs Album Review

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The Cribs is made up of siblings Gary, Ryan and Ross Jarman. Formed in 2001, the band has released 4 albums; their latest, In The Belly of The Brazen Bull, debuted May 7 through Witchita Recordings.
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The trio can be described as an experimental pop-punk band, yet they differ from bands of similar style. Each track on In The Belly of The Brazen Bull incorporates lo-fi production with an unmasked, raw intensity. Not what you’d expect from a band who is also capable of creating exceedingly catchy pop riffs and sing along-able choruses.

While each of the 14 tracks are enjoyable on their own, I find the best way to enjoy the album is to just play it from start to finish. The up-beat “Come On, Be a No One” fades into the tuned-down track, “Anna”, replenishing the listener with the change in melodies.┬áThe album is full of these varying harmonies, making the album suitable for fans of both electric, catchy tunes and drowsy, mellow ones.

I find the album to be a great listen as I anxiously await the approaching summer months and I recommend it for all other students with similar desires in their head.

Check out the video for “Come On, Be a No One“.

Photo from Stereogum.
Photo from Stereogum.

For Fans of: The Maccabees, The Libertines, Johnny Foreigner and Los Campesinos!

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Texas tour dates:

Houston-June 11 at Fitzgerald’s Upstairs

Austin-June 12 at The Parish






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One thought on “Indie Affinity: The Cribs Album Review

  1. wow, this music sounds really good! :~)
    can’t wait to start my summer off with great tunes!

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