Company Of Thieves – Even In The Dark
This guest post is from Marcus James, a music producer based in the UK.
For the last 3 months I was lucky enough live in New York City and experience a great music scene!
I was turned onto this 3-piece indie/rock band by my hugely enthusiastic roommate, who also happens to be their lighting specialist for live shows. The Chicago natives, currently signed to Wind-Up Records, have been gaining a strong reputation in America through heavy touring. They won the 2007 New York’s Songwriting Circle contest for the song “Oscar Wilde.”
After listening to their debut album Ordinary Riches I was immediately blown away by Genevieve’s voice. It is beautifully charismatic, moving from delicate to forceful moments and hitting everything in between. My favorite tracks from the LP are “Even In The Dark”, “New Letters” and “Pressure.” The excellent production nicely blends delicate moments with powerful ones and crafts a sound which ebbs and flows throughout the record. Ok, not every song totally blows me away, but the ones that do, really do!
After spending much of 2009 touring, Company of Thieves appear to be gaining a solid fan base. I’ll be excited to see them over in Europe and I have a hunch they’ll make a fairly big splash if they can play a few high profile festivals next summer. One key factor about Company Of Thieves’ music is that it can quite easily appeal to the kids as it can the kids parents; this line was coined off… you guessed it, my roommate.