Posted July 16, 2012 by Mike Mineo in Tracks

MP3: Brave Mariner – “Trees with Diamond Leaves”


The superbĀ “Trees with Diamond Leaves” shimmers with guitar swipes and reverbed percussion reminiscent of post-punk greats like The Chameleons UK and New Order, though Brave Mariner are more exuberant and upbeat in their approach. “It’s really nice to show you all the places that I go to,” is sung during the chirpy chorus, where woo-ooh’s of an excitable surf-pop caliber overlap with the thickly reverberating guitars. Think Frankie Rose‘s post-punk revivalism crossed with Love Is All‘s knack for powerfully upbeat anthems. This is an excellent introduction.

Download their self-titled album for free at their Bandcamp.


Mike Mineo

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