The Occasion: The Occasion
Layered sounds, haunting lyrics, warm textures, and non-linear song writing combine to evoke a feeling and mood that is indescribable. Three of the five members trade off on vocals and each singer's songs have their own distinct characteristic. Electric pianist Brent Cordero's voice has a romantic, handsome quality to it, as do his songs. There is a sort of throbbing, pulsing quality to all the songs on the album, sometimes being very quiet, other times rocking noisily.
Much like the picture on the album cover, The Occasion's music is sparse, lonely, warm, and yes, majestic. It's also one of the best albums I've heard all year. Indeed.