We are the Storm "s/t"

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 @ 7:51am » permalink

We are the Storm - s/tThe self-titled debut EP from Uppsala, Sweden's We are the Storm includes five tracks/17 minutes of laidback indie rock-ish stuff that totally reminds me of the kind of thing I tend to get introduced to by the always killer It's a Trap! (and indeed, had I been keeping up with said website the way I should, I would've been able to start enjoying this EP several months ago). I don't really know how to properly describe bands like this because, while I think most would agree that "indie rock" is not an inaccurate blanket to throw over We are the Storm, they're definitely a different kind of style from the emo/indie rock that I'm accustomed to from back in the 90's, and I would guess that these guys are more than likely drawing influences from entirely different realms that I'm not really accustomed to at all. That being said, I'm totally into the somber yet relaxed atmosphere of their aptly stripped down production values, jangly chord progressions and throbbing midpaced rhythms, soft clean passages, and fluid singing with plenty of backing harmonies. "Danmark (Fin de Siècle)", in particular, is loaded with totally fuckin' killer hooks and gets me every time. I'll be eagerly awaiting more from this band, and would certainly be glad to stumble upon more groups like this, even if they are slightly outside of my typical tastes…

We are the Storm "Danmark (Fin de Siècle)"

We are the Storm has been forward-thinking enough to make the entire EP available for free download in a variety of high-quality formats, and is spreading the word via their blog and numerous other sources. So, here you go, and enjoy:

[DOWNLOAD] We are the Storm "s/t" (@ Bandcamp)

6 Comments...

  1. Avi says:

    on a similar tip, you should also check out Fare You Well: http://www.myspace.com/fareyouwell
    yet another Swedish band reminiscent of 90s emo/indie with an EP available for free download

  2. Scott says:

    Dood, you are money when it comes to picking out non-metal releases to highlight. Please keep it up. Great stuff.

  3. Carlos says:

    This is great, catchy song! Do you if they are planning to release something in tangible form?

  4. paul says:

    It's a Trap always seems to come through with some quality "indie rock" that I'm not embarrassed to listen to. This really reminds me a lot of Broder Daniel, which isn't a bad thing.

  5. Seb says:

    I was just going to mention Broder Daniel and maybe Kent in some places. But the difference to Broder Daniel is that this guy can actually sing, they're using the same sort of back up vocals though.

  6. Magnus says:

    We released a video about a month ago, check it out! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Frzt-be_nI

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