Album Review: Swahili – “AMOVREVX”

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Much has changed in the Swahili camp recently. Now living in Portland and with a new front woman, the band’s second album sounds like its cover art looks- overflowing with bright ideas and a lot more intricate than it initially appears. Though there are only 8 tracks here they are long ones, which allow Swahili to touch on post-punk, funk, synth-rock and disco and often all within one song. Van Pham’s vocal melodies are perhaps one of the most noteworthy moments here, proving that the many new aspects to the Swahili sound were worth the gamble. (Tom Haugen)

Purchase AMOVREVX here.

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