Grown Up Avenger Stuff - Sparkleton
- Artist: Grown Up Avenger Stuff
- EP: Sparkleton
- Label: Spectra Records
- Year of Release: 2013
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- Reviewed by: carlita on 2013-03-13
There truly are heroes among us as high voltage rock band Grown Up Avenger Stuff proves effectively and efficiently on their latest EP Sparkleton. Describing shows where fans "dance, jump and sweat along pretty much like the band", I expected to find rhythmic ragers. Currently hitting SXSW stages, the Charlotte NC foursome brings fiery fury describing human vulnerability and over-confident masks as if standing on a street corner in Sparkleton city,
people watching. You'll see the "Too Cool" types who won't give you the time of day, the ones you perhaps wish would fall off the face of the Earth or slip on something sharp. "Some of Us" among crowds of robotic people going through the motions from Point A and Point B,
cannot fit into this mold.
Internal struggles lie beneath the surface, "crashing and breaking things", threatening to disturb the peace on "Pins". Lead singer Deidre Kroener shines, a combo of Kimbra, Hayley Williams and Florence from Florence and the Machine, knowing instinctively where to crank up the intensity and dial it back down for emphasis. It's no wonder she won a Best Vocalist award back in 2010.
Showing Bowie, Zeppelin, Weezer and 90's grunge influences, Grown Up Avenger Stuff comes to the rescue in the nick of time with "Sparkleton" to potentially save your boring, musical dreary day. "Do ya want it?" Yup and so should you.
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