The Green and Yellow TV's third album, Sinister Barrier, is yet another early best-of-2006 contender. I'm going to give myself a break here, and let Popbang Radio take over:
The Green and Yellow TV have created an exceptional album full of Brian Wilson-esque harmonies, Pink Floyd dynamic intense sense, Jellyfish's whimsical musical lushness, The Wondermints' melodic gift, and Queen's power; all wrapped into something that is unique, special, and truly outstanding.What they said.
Five stars, 10 out of 10, two thumbs up, what else can be said about this A+ effort from a band that just "has it"! The Green and Yellow TV is essential listening for any fan of melodic, well crafted, perfectly produced, outstanding power pop.
There's also a definite psych pop element to this album; I hear some High Dials and Telepathic Butterflies in there as well. And you can impress all your indie friends with this one; the band is Pitchfork-approved, having garnered an 8.6 for their debut album. (Even in that review, however, Pitchfork takes a slam at the power pop scene).
If you want to see what all the fuss is about, you can go directly to the source and grab these mp3s:
Carrot and a Stick
Stream three more at full-length (plus "Temporary Fix") here, and check out 2 minutes of each of the rest at the cdbaby link. eMusic subscribers can get their second album, Record X, here.
This is one TV where you won't want to change the channel.