Sound Team - Born to Please

Mike Caulfield 22/08/2006

Rating: 4/5

Texas sextet Sound Team's debut offering 'Born to Please', from the forthcoming album “Movie Monster”, is a deceptively catchy, enjoyable, and bittersweet number that shows promise.

The twin guitar assault of Matt Oliver (Vocals and guitar) and Sam Sanford create the basis for the track, with Bill Baird's melodic bass lines driving the song over a backdrop of synthesizers, and Oliver's tortured wail.

Mike McCarthy's (Spoon, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead) production is crystal clear and uncluttered. Subtle hooks and interesting textures combine to create a refreshingly simple sounding record, with many layers.

Catch them on tour in September supporting the really, really awesome New Yorkers The Walkmen.