|City Lights by Old Bricks was released on Grip Tapes|
on December 20, 2011
The tracks on City Lights bleed together wonderfully, it's a fantastically composed album that may suffer slightly from this cohesion. It seems a bit hard to listen to one of the tracks out of context from the others because of how wonderfully they work with one another, but it's safe to assume that one could listen to any given track on City Lights and grasp a pretty solid snapshot of Old Bricks. There's a bit of disconnected yet shakily sincere elements found in Edwards' vocals that gently glide you through the driving rhythms, complimenting one another perfectly. Watching Old Bricks perform these tracks live gives a bit more life and vivacity to them, and don't misconstrue that as meaning that City Lights is flat production wise, because it's a wonderful sounding album. However, having experienced Old Bricks live before a recording it's much easier to be wishful of these tracks' live performance. That's one of the joys of Old Bricks, not only is the sincerity found in the writing, but when the band is performing these tracks you can almost see the emotion bleeding out of them and pouring into their performance.