Look Mexico - To Bed To Battle CD Review (Suburban Home) ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Look Mexico - To Bed To Battle CD Review (Suburban Home)

STREAM: Look Mexico - To Bed To Battle (Yep, the whole CD is available to stream)

Alt-rock band Look Mexico released their sophomore disc To Bed To Battle (Suburban Home) last week and the band also made their third appearance at SXSW. Look Mexico plays guitar-driven 'modern rock' in the style of bands like Jimmy Eat World and Modest Mouse. Below is a live video for the leadoff track, "You Stay. I Go. No Following." from the new disc which gives a good indication of the band's sound.

Across To Bed To Battle, Look Mexico play mid-tempo emocore which ranges from the guitar rock of "You Stay. I Go. No Following." to the alt-country sounds of "They Offered Me a Deal (I Said No, Naturally)". Singer/guitarist Matt Agrella's lyrics are confessional and reflective but never fall prey to self-indulgence. The band's upbeat rhythms combined with orchestral breaks and use of non-traditional instruments (for the genre) such as cello, violin and pedal steel keep the songs on To Bed To Battle consistently engaging.

Look Mexico are spending a lot of time on the road in support of this new release. Here are the band's upcoming tour dates:

May 13 2010 9:00PM, Emo’s w/ Weatherbox, Austin, TX
May 14 2010 6:30PM, Art Ambush w/Weatherbox, Waco, TX
May 15 2010 8:00PM, The Prophet Bar w/Weatherbox, Dallas, TX
May 16 2010 8:00PM, The Conservatory w/Weatherbox, Oklahoma City, OK
May 17 2010 8:00PM, Jackpot Music Hall w/Weatherbox, Lawrence, KS
May 18 2010 9:00PM, The Waiting Room w/Weatherbox, Omaha, NB
May 19 2010 8:30PM, The Summit - Front Bar w/Weatherbox, Denver, CO
May 20 2010 8:30PM, Kilby Court w/Weatherbox, Salt Lake City, UT
May 22 2010 8:00PM, Che Cafe w/Weatherbox, San Diego, CA

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