The Rescues: Crazy Ever After

Crazy Ever After is the debut full-length album by The Rescues, and will be released on September 9th. The Los Angeles trio names Fleetwood Mac and Eagles as their influences, but their sound often spices up that rock anthem style with elements of indie-pop and country. The three singer-songwriters who make up the band – Adrianne, Kyler England, and Gabriel Mann – have individually shared the stage with Alanis Morrissette, Sting, The Rolling Stones, Kelly Clarkson, Gavin Degraw, Bonnie Raitt, and Annie Lennox among others. Their music has been featured in the films My Blueberry Nights and The Lucky Ones as well as on the television series Arrested Development, One Tree Hill, Studio 60, Men In Trees, and most recently Army Wives.

Tracks like the opener “Lost Along The Way”, the surging title track, and the gentler “California Rain” blend sprawling pop-rock piano with a touch of twang. But it’s the softer prettiness of “Matter of Time” and “Shadows of Tall Buildings” that better showcase the trio’s emotive vocal harmony. Kyler England’s lilting voice is particularly beautiful on “I Miss Missing You”.

“Break Me Out” takes a sudden shift into a soaring indie synth-pop rhythm in the vein of Imogen Heap and Jem, while “Sweetspot” is the kind of Corrs-like pop song that’s begging to be the theme to something. The a capella vampire pirate ballad “My Heart With You” finally falls into the haunting vocal chasm only hinted at in preceding tracks, calling to mind the unified vox of Manhattan Transfer.

I was not granted permission to include an mp3, but you can hear samples at the links below.

The Rescues Official Site
The Rescues MySpace

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