Laarks is a indie pop four piece from Eau Claire, WI. The band includes Ian Jacoby (keys, vocals), Kyle Flater (guitar), Zach Hanson (bass), and Brian Moen (drums). The band’s sound is defined by Jacoby’s soaring pop vocals, Flater’s atmospheric angular guitar work, and Hanson’s churning bass neatly tied to Moen’s explosive and dynamic drumming. Laarks released their debut full length “An Exaltation of Laarks” in March of 2009.
An Exaltation of Laarks isn’t so much a laudation of the band as it is a summons to experience the exuberance and passion of finely crafted pop songs executed with contagious energy, and in stunning fidelity (especially considering the band did it themselves, from 2” tape to album art). Listening to the record is like flying a keyed kite in a thunderstorm, soaring on textured choruses and layered buildups, waiting for the lighting to strike just to feel it course through your body to your melted soles. Highly Recommended!
Laarks - All The Words You Can't Say Right
Laarks @ MySpace
SONG OF THE DAY: The Black Heart Procession - Rats
(from Six, out October 6th on Temporary Residence)
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