Download: "Constants" by Amestory
From Thousand Oaks, CA comes Amestory, purveyors of supremely well-orchestrated emotional (not emo!) indie rock. When we were discussing this record in the office, someone (I think it was Melodie) said that this album should be on the indefatigable Fox hit The O.C. It was meant in the best possible way (i.e. the Death Cab way, not the Rooney way). Apparently, Entertainment Weekly agrees:
"Constants" by Amestory has everything you could want in an indie rock song: piano, violin, ethereal synths, a plucky acoustic guitar, and, most important, raspy melancholic vocals. Yeah, he sounds a little like Jeremy Enigk, but nowadays, who doesn't? Expect to hear it when/if Ryan and Marissa break up on The O.C.Am I the only one that thinks that Ryan is a lot more fun when Marissa's not around? I wish she and her ex-girlfriend from the bar would just go get wasted somewhere and forget how to find their way back to the show, sparing us more of her wooden Canadian Valley Girl antics.