Chin Up Chin Up: We Should Have Never Lived Like...
Opening with a hushed vocal, Chin Up Chin Up quickly break into their amplified paint box and proceed to display their arty indie rock. The tempo of 'We Should Have Never Lived Like We Were Skyscrapers' doubles up, guitars swoop and flutter over the song like Cristo's latest land art flashed over Central Park -- all of this aided by the beautiful indie whine of a lead vocal. The colors the band employs aren't new colors (are there any new colors?), but it's how they place them that makes it art. Other obvious bands utilizing the same 'colors' or working from the same pallette: Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene, The Wrens... need I say more? This time leave the 3-D specs and art history textbook at home... all you need are your ears.