Gig Alert/Bonus MP3: Hear Flashbulb Fires' "Pyramid Scheme" and Catch the Band Tonight at Andy's Bar in Denton
|Flashbulb Fires can be found under "F."|
At least, that's what the band's promotional material says.
To me, there are some other interesting influences popping in and out of the band's somber drone. Like The Walkmen, Flashbulb Fires utilizes a horn section in all the right ways. And, like Joe Henry, Flashbulb's leader, Patrick McGuire, knows a thing or two about clever imagery.
In late 2009, Flashbulb Fires' full-length debut, Glory, hit the streets and garnered some praise for the album's numerous jabs at organized religion and hypocritical politicians. As such, Glory can come off a bit heavy-handed at times. But, musically, the album boasts am impressive array of sounds and textures.
Case in point: "Pyramid Scheme," Glory's lead-off track, a song that oozes atmosphere. And, in order to stir up some interest for Flashbulb Fires' appearance tonight at Andy's Bar, the band has graciously offered up "Pyramid Scheme" as a free download for the readers of DC9. Check it out after the jump.
Bonus mp3: Flashbulb Fires -- "Pyramid Scheme"