Reverie Sound Revue Reverie Sound Revue

Reverie Sound Revue Reverie Sound Revue
Reverie Sound Revue are the brainchild of pinch-singing Broken Social Scenester Lisa Lobsinger. Originally formed in Calgary, the band balance the grooves and dense sonics of the Toronto collective with the more melodic hooks of their Western counterparts in New Pornographers — try and imagine "7/4 (Shoreline)" covered by Stereolab and you're getting close to the group's vibe. Unfortunately, they chose to hang their entire debut on that vibe — on the first few tracks it works but wears out its welcome over the course of an entire 11-song record. That's not to say there aren't good songs to be found, there's just too much of "the same but not as good" in between. Reverie Sound Revue might have a great record in them, this just isn't it. (Boompa)