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The Go Find

Stars on the Wall

(Morr Music; US: 24 Apr 2007; UK: 26 Mar 2007)

Now a quartet, Belgian band the Go Find began life as the project of singer-songwriter Dieter Sermeus. On their second album, Stars on the Wall, the group prove themselves the perfect amalgam of all that Morr Music represents. Their synth-heavy style incorporates organic instruments, placing them between more guitar-oriented outfits like the Notwist and Lali Puna and laptoppers such as Styrofoam and Isan. The resulting sound actually comes closest to an act far outside the Morr Music sphere: the Postal Service. Mopey yet pleasant, the Go Find provide a fine soundtrack for gazing out the window into a rainy afternoon. Although the album isn’t likely to yield any surprise hits about mirror-image eye freckles, “New Year” is a catchy little ditty, and the acoustic “Downtown” is a lovely slice of sad-hearted indie folk. Unfortunately, there are too few highlights for Stars on the Wall to be a compelling album. Still, it’s nice stuff. And, if they ever make a European version of The O.C., you can bet that the show’s loveable loser protagonist will be a fan of the melancholic pop of the Go Find.


The Go Find Is Making Music - Part 1


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Michael Keefe is a freelance music journalist, an independent bookstore publicist, and a singer/guitarist/songwriter in a band. Raised on a record collection of The Beatles, Coltrane, Mozart, and Ravi Shankar, Michael has been a slave to music his whole life. At age 16, he got a drum set and a job at a record store, and he's been playing and peddling music ever since. Today, he lives in Oregon with his wife (also a writer, but not about music), two cats, and a whole lot of instruments and CDs.


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The Go Find somehow sounds familiar -- one more Europop band mining a bedroom indie pop sensibility -- and yet wholly distinct in a simultaneous space.
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