Monday, January 11, 2010

Song of the Week: Rogue Wave go rogue

Usually, when I pick a Song of the Week, I like the song; but this week, I’m not so sure. Or as Rogue Wave’s Zach Rogue sings on “Good Morning,” I’m not surprised. Check that: I am surprised, greatly surprised at Rogue Wave’s 18o-degree turn from softer, acoustic-tinged Cali rock to Owl City-ish, club-friendly pop. I love Rogue Wave, having caught them live a couple times and adored many of the tracks off their first three softer, acoustic-tinged Cali rock albums – especially the incredible, hand-clapping “Lake Michigan” off 2007’s Asleep at Heaven’s Gate. But I don’t know what to make of this.

Rogue Wave: Good Morning (from Stereogum)
from the upcoming CD Permalight

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