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Temper Trap’s debut is no sonic Fader [album thoughts]

TheTemperTrap-Conditions

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The Temper Trap – Fader

Ever since I tipped The Temper Trap as a band to watch in 2009 I have been hungrily searching for new material from them. “Sweet Disposition” has not lost any of it’s magic and still hooks me every listen. Needless to say I was pretty excited to get an advance copy of their debut LP, Conditions, a few weeks ago. I was even more exited when the next day I saw 500 Days Of Summer where “Sweet Disposition” serves as a sort of theme song for the character’s love. A perfect choice for a near perfect movie (Seriously, see it). While I can’t say that Conditions is perfect, it is definitely worth picking up if you like what you have heard so far. Nothing transcends like “Sweet Disposition” but there is plenty of propulsive and dreamy guitar rock (the best being “Fader”) It’s hard to live up to a song like “Sweet Disposition” but I just don’t think this album would be on anyone’s radar without it. With that said, there is enough talent in the mix that I can easily imagine these Australians straight murdering it on their next outing and/or this album growing on me more and more. Conditions is out now in Australia and drops on Monday in the UK. Ah-hem? US release please?

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Heads Up 2009! TBE’s Hot Acts to Watch.

2009-Heads Up

Is anyone still writing 2008 on their checks? Does anyone still use checks?

Less talk, more rock. Besides, I have said enough in the track notes so all you “readers” can just continue down there. And yeah yeah, I know we are like 1/6 done with the year but you are already here so just quit complaining and download the damn thing already.

Heads Up! ’09 <—- Click it!

Track notes after the jump!

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Heads Up 2009! TBE's Hot Acts to Watch.

2009-Heads Up

Is anyone still writing 2008 on their checks? Does anyone still use checks?

Less talk, more rock. Besides, I have said enough in the track notes so all you “readers” can just continue down there. And yeah yeah, I know we are like 1/6 done with the year but you are already here so just quit complaining and download the damn thing already.

Heads Up! ’09 <—- Click it!

Track notes after the jump!

Read more