BY JOHN B. MOORE
New York’s Goldspot delivers 10 tracks of light and airy, pleasant indie rock on their latest record, but the impact is temporary, dissipating shortly after you turn the record off, leaving little impact.
The band’s 2007 debut Tally of the Yes Men draw praise from across the globe (first championed by influential indie station KCRW, then across the ocean by the UK music press), but the latest, Aerogramme, comes across as surprisingly average. Yes, singer/songwriter Siddhartha Khosla has a lovely voice and the backing music, everything from harpsichords to trombones, is sweetly soothing, but there is this underwhelming vibe that haunts the album.
The songs are pleasant enough, but easily forgettable.
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