Looking Glass

Looking Glass

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by The Birthday Massacre
     
 
Old and new combine on this sumptuous EP from synth-gloom heroes the Birthday Massacre. The title track, "Looking Glass," is pulled from the band's Walking with Strangers album, a darkly lush dance-pop delight. Three other tracks from that set are also featured here, but all in remixed form. The driving dance of the gothy

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Old and new combine on this sumptuous EP from synth-gloom heroes the Birthday Massacre. The title track, "Looking Glass," is pulled from the band's Walking with Strangers album, a darkly lush dance-pop delight. Three other tracks from that set are also featured here, but all in remixed form. The driving dance of the gothy "Falling Down" now swirls about in a far spacier and doomier realm, while the muscular goth pop of "Weekend" is reinvented as a Depeche Mode-ish extravaganza. In contrast, the Depeche-esque "Red Star" now undergoes two transformations -- initially into an airy, clubby delight, and then remodeled into lavish electronica fare. That's the old; the new comes in the shape of "Shiver" and "Nowhere," the former a steamy gloom-pop number powered by irrepressible beats. Its lyrical theme of a girl trapped in a cold, cruel world is re-created in the latter piece, a frigid instrumental wasteland swept by swirls of synths. And finally, there's the old made new, as the Birthday gang frolics darkly through the past with a rollicking cover of Tommy James & the Shondells' '60s hit "I Think We're Alone Now," although it's probably mall rat supremo Tiffany's version they're intent on interring for good. A video of this number is also included. Something grand to keep fans going through the dark nights until the band's next album arrives.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2008
Label:
Metropolis Records
UPC:
0782388054522
catalogNumber:
80545
Rank:
59452

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Looking Glass 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
a cd with the same song or songs on the others like violet for instance had the same thing going. though the covers are awesome. the mask has a feel of anime written all over it and the vid to the looking glass is creative and creepy at the same time. listen to this if you like the whole horror fantasy feel like the feeling when you get when watching a tim burton film. all their songs have a message and the lyrics are just interesting to hear.