11 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Louisville’s the Pass cartwheeled into the limelight in 2010 with blogger accolades galore, serving up dance-driven electro pop that glitters with energy. First single “Vulture” is not too far from what Phoenix brought to the party a few years ago: crisp production, buoyant beats, party-favor fun, and vocals that would make Duran Duran proud. “Treatment of the Sun” opens up Burst, with a solid dance floor backbeat and airborne chorus giving the tune a soulful, ABBA-esque beauty. Elsewhere, it’s all bouncy bass lines and synths that bleat, pulse and gurgle in a wide variety of vintage-worn styles (‘70s oscillations, arcade-game fever, ‘80s new wave). The record is textured with strong ballads (“Walk Away” awaits fame as a high school slow dance favorite) and a handful of upbeat songs — like “Vinyl” and “Rochelle” — that borrow some of the slightly darker tones and depth of the first track. The closing slow-burner, “Fate,” is swathed in a cocoon of melancholy, a great way to wind the collection down.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Louisville’s the Pass cartwheeled into the limelight in 2010 with blogger accolades galore, serving up dance-driven electro pop that glitters with energy. First single “Vulture” is not too far from what Phoenix brought to the party a few years ago: crisp production, buoyant beats, party-favor fun, and vocals that would make Duran Duran proud. “Treatment of the Sun” opens up Burst, with a solid dance floor backbeat and airborne chorus giving the tune a soulful, ABBA-esque beauty. Elsewhere, it’s all bouncy bass lines and synths that bleat, pulse and gurgle in a wide variety of vintage-worn styles (‘70s oscillations, arcade-game fever, ‘80s new wave). The record is textured with strong ballads (“Walk Away” awaits fame as a high school slow dance favorite) and a handful of upbeat songs — like “Vinyl” and “Rochelle” — that borrow some of the slightly darker tones and depth of the first track. The closing slow-burner, “Fate,” is swathed in a cocoon of melancholy, a great way to wind the collection down.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Rastaylor ,

super amazing awesome fun time

I've been waiting for this album ever since I heard this band. Can't get enough!@ If you like bands along the line of yeasayer, MGMT, phoenix... this album belongs in your collection

DTCMAC ,

This Band Is Fantastic.

I cannot believe this band is not more popular. This album is fantastic. The Colors EP is fantastic. I would whole heartedly recommend investing in this band. It will pay off. 10/10

Dennis Natal ,

Do Not Pass On The Pass

This 4 man band hailing from Louisville, Kentucky put their blood, sweat and tears into this project. The result is quite possibly the opposite. The material shoots back shine and sheen, the songs are electro-pop gold. Each song takes you on a sonic adventure through their choice of sounds and their arrangement approach. I gotta' say, If more stuff like this is going on in Kentucky then I have been sleeping on it big time. Great band and great album.

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