Novi Split

Keep Moving

> > Apr 2004

Novi Split - Keep Moving
By Andrew SteenbergGiven Death Cab For Cutie’s recent plug on The O.C., music fans shouldn’t be too surprised to hear a slew of gauche Ben Gibbard filchers popping up. Novi Split’s David J. may have been a DCFC fan before the mainstream accolades, but that's about all that he is: a fan. Novi Split shares a lot of their heroes' lineaments: fatalistic introspection, songs about failed relationships, and, endearingly, a keen sense of melody. But the good bits get bogged down by such clichéd doggerel that even J. himself is forced to laugh (see "The New Split” and "I Had You”). Until he finds a distinct identity for his band, J. will continue to sound more like a torpid video store clerk with singer-songwriter aspirations than a believable singer-songwriter.
(Sunset Alliance)
GET IT!
Pop & Rock RSS
Mailing List
SHARE IT!
Google+
Google Bookmarks
StumbleUpon
Reddit
Tumblr
Be the first to comment
Login
Keep me logged in
Prove You Are Not a Robot
To remove this step go back and login.

Pop & Rock Highlights

This Week's Pop & Rock

Recent Pop & Rock

Picks

Most Popular Stories

  1. U2 Further Apologize for 'Songs of Innocence,' Shed Light on Upcoming Follow-Up and Seemingly Scrapped Danger Mouse LPNEWS: U2 Further Apologize for 'Songs of Innocence,' Shed Light on Upcoming Follow-Up and Seemingly Scrapped Danger Mouse LP
  2. Neil Young - 'Storytone' (album stream)MUSIC / VIDEO: Neil Young 'Storytone' (album stream)
  3. Hey Rosetta! - 'Second Sight' (album stream)MUSIC / VIDEO: Hey Rosetta! 'Second Sight' (album stream)

Latest Issue: Apr 04 Issue