Winter Gloves – All Red (Review)

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September 7th will be the drop date for Montreal’s Winter Gloves second album called All Red.
With a title like that I would have thought it would be an angry album.
Its more of the indie synth-pop sound which is a follow-up to their debut “About a Girl“.
I’ve been a fan/covering them since April 1, 2008.
For those that don’t know the band consist of:

  • Charles F
  • Pat Sayer
  • Vincent Chalifour
  • Nico Ormiston *New Member*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py9ORr2AjGE

I didn’t know they have replaced Jean-Michel Pigeon since he is focusing on his other band Monogrenade.
The album starts off with Glow In The Dark.
The tracks reminds me of a Bloc Party track or some other British new wave rock-pop band who I can’t name at the moment.
Strange Love is very dreamy dance
Use Your Lips lyrically sounds like its someone’s first love and learning to kiss the girl.
There is alot of upbeat synth dance beats in Glow In The Dark, Plastic Slides (leading single), We Need New Transportation, Tooth Fairy and Jump.
Tooth Fairy, Jump reminds me of early Tokyo Police Club with the use of the synth keyboards and guitar.
Overall the majority of the album has a theme of life being a kid and the experience of growing up on life and love.
Very heavy on the use of the synth keyboards and bass guitar.
All Red got me on my feet dancing and loving the sound of the synth beats.
With the second album I would have wanted an epic song but with the ten track there isn’t one.
Considering the songs range from the 2-3 minute mark.
Hopefully next time they will make a epic song.

Really love this album.
They are a great band to see live.

Best tracks:

  • Glow In The Dark
  • Strange Love
  • Plastic Slides
  • [audio:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4791237/03%20Plastic%20Slides.mp3]
  • Use Your Lips
  • Gym Glass
  • We Need New Transportation
  • Jump
  • [audio:https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6996356/08%20Jump.mp3]
  • Ending Soon

If I rate this, it would be 8.5/10.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXKhyxByL74
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