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The Brother Kite - 'Model Rocket' (album stream) (Premiere)

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Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
For its fourth full-length, Model Rocket, the Brother Kite has crafted a bold, sculpted effort, driven by dramatic guitars and propulsive rhythms.

For its fourth full-length, Model Rocket, the Brother Kite has crafted a bold, sculpted effort, driven by dramatic guitars and propulsive rhythms. While many a band this deep into a career would be tempted to (over)complicate its approach after accruing more and more experience, it’s refreshing to find a group like the Brother Kite streamlining what it does and channeling it into the muscular, straight-ahead alt-rock sound you hear on Model Rocket. Streaming exclusively here on PopMatters, Model Rocket is being released today on Clairecords.

  


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Model Rocket is a solid power-pop record and a good first step in a new direction for a dynamic band.
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You've got to give the band credit for trying out the other, darker side of their wide-open sound, but in the end, it's the band's strengths that get isolated from each other.
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Moonlit Race is not just a holdover disc, but instead showcases the band's many talents, packing a lot of variety into six tracks.
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