The Invisible Band

The Invisible Band

by Travis
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The Invisible Band

Okay, so they may not be the most headline-grabbing combo in the world of Brit-rock -- Fran Healy and company have decided to forego big statements and loud ranting in order to concentrate on making what Nick Lowe might call pure pop for now people. On The Invisible Band, their third full-length album, Travis till the same sincere pop territory that's been bearing fruits for the past several years, but that's not likely to garner too many complaints from their growing cadre of fans. A bit more textured than 2000's The Man Who, this disc finds Travis testing the waters of orchestral arrangements (on the soaring, summery "Flowers in the Window") and neo-folk (the banjo-led "Sing") without losing the tether connecting the band to forefathers like the Beatles and the Kinks -- the latter most evident on the wry "You Don't Know What I'm Like," which was penned and sung by guitarist Andy Dunlop. Healy's debt to Paul McCartney is certainly clear, particularly on simpler songs like "Safe" (which Healy wrote in his late teens) and more sentimental heart-spillers (especially the synthesizer-drenched "Humpty Dumpty Love Song"). Occasionally, the sentiments list a little too far into Hallmark territory -- like the treacly "The Cage" -- but there's always enough synapse-tickle in the melodies to balance the earnestness. Smart, subtle, and more than a little bit sultry, The Invisible Band may not demand to be seen -- but it does demand to be heard.

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Release Date: 05/28/2012
Label: Independiente / Sbme
UPC: 5099750305027
catalogNumber: 5030502

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The Invisible Band 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great music, intelligent lyrics - AND HOT GUYS! This band has it all. I saw them last month here in Minneapolis, and they are amazing! I listen to this CD every day. It never gets old. I cannot say enough about how much I love this band..
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Invencible Band is great!! Excellent album!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We across the other side of the big blue sea in little Ireland and the UK think Travis is one of the best bands to come around since butter on toast and have been compared to the great U2 as a matter of fact. They have preformed on all the music shows like Top of The Pops and MTV and their newest album The Invisible Band has been on the official Irish album charts for more than a hundred weeks! You just gotta love those Scottish boys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Travis' new CD, The Invisable Band, is amazing! It's a fresh, new form of music for us in the U.S.! Buy it, you won't be disappointed! Same with their previous CD, The Man Who.
Guest More than 1 year ago
lovely tunes that quietly floats through your mind like a dream you can't forget...Last Train proves you don't have to yell and scream to sound sinister, Follow the Light is like a warm blanket being wrapped around you as you sleep peacefully, Sing will make you sing! the two bonus tracks are a bonus indeed with a song by Dougie Payne (bass) and Andy Dunlop (lead guitars). a worthwhile album most definitely!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best albums i own! (excluding the other Travis albums) there's not one song on it that i don't want to listen to. Its a great listen for those who like music with substance and emotion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I' m sur it a long time i had heard a great group like them ( TRAVIS).
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