The Electric Soft Parade began as a psychedelia-infused indie band that blended the post-grunge fuzziness of Silverchair with the troubled dreaminess of post-Syd Barrett Pink Floyd, and in many respects their third full-length, No Need to be Down-Hearted, shows how little they've changed. Woken by a Kiss" drifts, "Comfortably Numb"-style, through much of the same kind of reverb-heavy, druggy, fuzzy territory explored on their first album, Holes in the Wall. But this is a far more commercial album than the second album ever hoped to be, and it's probably because No Need is an actual American adventure; it's the band's first . release, and their desire to cater to American fans of handclappy Brit-pop is palpable. Life in the Backseat" is bobble-headed and radio-ready, all organ wails and full-speed-ahead synth lines yanked from a video game.
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No Need to Be Downhearted is an album by The Electric Soft Parade, released in 2007. The first single was "If That's the Case, Then I Don't Know". The album was named after a lyric from The Fall's song "15 Ways" from their album Middle Class Revolt. Unlike previous releases, the album was self-produced and recorded entirely digitally, using a demo version of ProTools, lending the album a hard, brittle sound.
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On Electric Soft Parade’s MySpace site there is a very prominently placed quote from Hunter S. Thompson: The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There is also a negative side. In rock folklore, tales of major label skulduggery are ten-a-penny. The radiant, quasi-Britpop debut single Silent to the Dark had given the band, fronted by the teenage brothers Alex and Tom White, a flying start. A Mercury prize nomination.
The Electric Soft Parade began as a psychedelia-infused indie band that blended the post-grunge fuzziness of Silverchair with the troubled dreaminess of post-Syd Barrett Pink Floyd, and in many respects their third full-length, No Need to be Down-Hearted, shows how little they've changed.
Instead, the Electric Soft Parade's latest release is "happy" in a soothing way, an attempt at comfort and encouragement rather than blissful ignorance. No Need to Be Downhearted recognizes that life is full of fears and pitfalls, but it beckons listeners to pick themselves up, survive, and make the situation better. eh, you know the rest . It's a theme that would also be a little too treacle if the band didn't dress it up in various guises, but the strength of the Electric Soft Parade proves to be sonic diversity. If you've been starting to feel numb about the state of British pop rock in the wake of post-Coldplay chart-toppers, here's your palliative.