Wednesday, September 26, 2007

CD (EP) of the Day, 9/26/07: The Treasury-The Treasury

Usually I don't feature a CD on the site without having had it for at least a few days, if not a week or two, but this one was unfamiliar to me about an hour ago. But thanks to the combination of internet streaming and an instantly appealing sound, today I bring you The Treasury, a North Carolina 4-piece that has an instant contender for EP of the year.

Their sound is a great mix of the Beatlesque and the modern, with a twist of "popicana", a la The Jayhawks or Storyhill. I wouldn't be writing any of this if it didn't pull me in with opening track, and "What's Forever" is a gem, not unlike a lost Posies track covered by Velvet Crush. "All For Love" adds a bit of a Rainbow Quartz-styled psych-pop to the mix, while "Talk Talk Talk" is vintage power pop. "Don't Look Now" brings the tempo, but not the quality, down a notch and yields the Popicana referenes with its great harmonies and laid-back feel, and they close on a winning note with "Memory Lane" which reminds me of a more earnest, less cutesy Fountains of Wayne.

You can discover the EP just as I did by heading over to their official site, or if you prefer: CD Baby | MySpace

Alan Greenspan says it's not irrational exuberance to like The Treasury's debut EP.

1 comment:

Chase Squires said...

Unless I've missed it, no love for The Apples in Stereo, sort of Beatles inspired stuff ... new album is out this year.

I think you'll like them.

-- chase