Eldorado Suitcase

Eldorado’s sophomore release, Suitcase, sounds exactly like the album title suggests: the Vancouver-based band pen compact, neatly organized songs that’ll fit into any overhead compartment. Every alt-rock tune starts off with all guns blazing yet no matter how punchy or mellow the song, the record never looses its feeling of sheer honesty. Tennessee-born, Canadian raised vocalist Angela Fama sings with sweet sincerity throughout Suitcase, although tracks like "Tex Mex” and "Never Say Never” bring out her more sultry side. The record’s got kick too, as heard on bluesy number "Julie Vs?” and the rebellious "Leave Our Things Behind.” Eldorado have groove and Suitcase is a good way to show off their stuff. (Independent)