The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
After three long years of settling into their own sound, Klaxons have released their sophomore album, Surfing The Void. You shouldn’t be surprised by the outburst of melodic lyrics and strong vocal harmonies exploding from the first track. Right away, these 2007 Mercury Award winners show their full potential.
“Echoes” is the perfect re-introduction for Klaxons. They prove they’re back from the very first note. It pulls you in from the first verse and attacks you from all angles. Don’t let this lead you to believe that the rest of the album doesn’t match up to this caliber.
If you want to repel your grandparents, throw on “Surfing The Void,” and listen to the thrashing bursts of guitar and drums that line the song. It is the center of the album mistakenly placed as the third track. It grabs and drags you to the deeper meanings of the album.
Klaxons have smashed their debut with Surfing The Void. It is an artistic breakthrough in the world of indie rock and should be in everyone’s library.
Listen to "Echoes":