ARTIST - BOY WITH A FISH

 

 

ALBUM - I PUT MY TONGUE ON THE WINDOW

 

Website: http://www.boywithafish.com

Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, College Punk,

Sounds like: R.E.M, Weezer, Waxing Poetics

The Good Amazing Indie Vibe 

The Bad Nothing to report

The Ugly Nothing to report

The Band 4 out of 5

The Music 4 out of 5

The Songs 4 out of 5

The Vibe 4 out of 5

The Production 5 out of 5

The Verdict 4 out of 5

 

CD REVIEW 

 

The Artist I recently checked out the latest CD from New York's own Boy With a Fish entitled I put my Tongue on the Window  released in 2011.  

 

The band The playing abilities of Jeff Claus and company are pretty solid across the board. I would say they possess above average playing abilities and above average writing abilities. Timing seems to be spot on within the indie-alternative rock grooves. Claus' voice is effective as he delivers many solid vocal performances that match the indie style of music perfectly. The music Upbeat, raw, funny, quirky, rich in flavor, interesting, melodic and highly entertaining. Musical textures reminiscent of classic R.E.M, The Pogues, Weezer, Talking Heads and even Waxing Poetics anything indie. If you like those kinds of artists you will no doubt get a kick out of this CD. The songs Above average songs. Very simple yet effective, conservative, raw and powerful. It strikes the prefect balance between alternative and just a dash of punk. Claus is clearly being himself as a songwriter and this is what comes out of the other end. My favorite song on the CD is Tongue on the Window. The vibe Great vibe. Perfect for late night college parties, coffeehouses, or even magazine shops. The production delivers a raw musical variety. I give Claus high marks for not being afraid to let it all hang out musically. Boy With A Fish is not trying to be some popish artist striving for mass appeal they are just being themselves. The CD refuses to try to hard. The good Very likeable record with solid songs and just fun to listen to. The bad Nothing to report. The ugly Nothing to report.

 

The verdict I put my Tongue on the Window by Boy with a Fish is a rock solid CD PERIOD. The songwriting is clearly above average. The production gets its point across. Again  the most amazing thing about this CD is Claus himself on vocals and guitar. Fans of carefree Punk, Alternative-College Rock will love this CD no doubt.

Markus Druery

Indieshark Music Critic

 

          

 

 

 

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