Released by Revolver
Revolver hails from France and hits the ear drum like an infectious hybrid of Beirut and the Beatles. The classically-trained trio of Ambroise Willaume, Christophe Musset, and Jérémie Arcache formed Revolver in 2006 and built a buzz through small gigs around Paris. EMI saw which way the wind was blowing and put out their debut EP Pop De Chambre in 2007. The momentum established with that critically-acclaimed record reaches its full potential on Music For A While, courtesy a fusion of styles old and new. “Get Around Town,” the first song the band wrote, seems pulled right from the heart of the 60s while “Birds in Dm” feels like a modern indie rock composition. The band gives equal credence to Renaissance chamber pop and the work of Elliott Smith, resulting in a vivid orchestral alchemy. Layered vocal harmonies on tracks such as “A Song She Wrote” are superbly catchy and give the album a solid foundation to build from. Three voices meander in the seams of a sparse and exacting backdrop of guitar, piano, and cello.