The Go Find

Stars on the Wall

by Michael Keefe

23 April 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

cover art

The Go Find

Stars on the Wall

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

The Go Find Is Making Music - Part 2: Tim ‘n Things

Stars on the Wall

Rating:

Topics: go find | indie pop
//related
We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work. We are a wholly independent, women-owned, small company. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing, challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. PopMatters needs your help to keep publishing. Thank you.


//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Call for Music Writers... Hip-Hop, Soul, Electronic, Rock, Indie, Americana, Jazz, World and More

// Announcements

"PopMatters is looking for smart music writers. We're looking for talented writers with deep genre knowledge of music and its present and…

READ the article