Edge

Commanding variety

Typecasting Infantree to a single genre of music might be more taxing than deciphering the meaning of the Beatles’ song “I am the Walrus.” The Los Angeles-based quartet effortlessly merges the sounds of folk, blues and indie rock into their debut full-length CD “Would Work.” The groundbreaking album is better for their versatile work.

Alex Vokdani, Matt Kronish and Donald Fisher alternate vocals on the 12 track EP and also play various instruments alongside their drummer Jordan Avesar. The ethereal vocals, profound lyrics and eclectic sounds of the mandolin, keys and guitar create an album that is undeniably a breath of fresh air.

The band’s impeccable ability to harmonize helps stress the mature lyrics of the tracks. Several of the songs include lyrics about the earth, which add to the organic sound of the band. The opening track, “Water,” discusses everyday emotions with common and simple words, but the track also includes more cryptic writing by relating these feelings to the flow and path of water.

The leading and catchy tune, “Speak Up,” showcases the inflection of the quartet throughout the track. The softly sung vocals mixed with the more aggressive sounds strengthen the message of the song and create a haunting effect.

The diversity among the songs never leave the listener bored as the album approaches its middle mark. The folkloric sound of “In Line,” the indie vibe of “Morning Glory” and the blues cry of “To & Fro” keep the listener on his or her toes, waiting for Infrantree to master yet another genre.

Lonnie Nemiroff may be contacted at lnemiroff@themiamihurricane.com.


Rating: 4/4 stars
Label: Vapor Records
Produced by: Neil Young
Released: Sept. 14

September 26, 2010

Reporters

Lonnie Nemiroff

Contributing News Writer


Around the Web
  • Miami Herald
  • UM News
  • HurricaneSports

Shakey Rodriguez, the Miami high school basketball coaching legend, vividly remembers the first time ...

It was a good day for the Miami Hurricanes basketball team. They moved up to No. 6 in the AP Top 25 ...

Erykah Davenport and Shaneese Bailey made key plays back-to-back late in the game and four players s ...

1. MARLINS: Jeter's Fish trade Gordon. Stanton next?: While others spend -- like the Angels to ...

Five years and two days after being fired as FIU’s football coach, at least one report declares form ...

William W. Sandler Jr. Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education earns national recognition for it ...

Retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez gives "Major League" advice to UM’s fall graduating c ...

Becoming the Man of the Hour ...

Always a little bit of a flair for the dramatic. ...

A scholarship created by retired Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez and born out of his love ...

The University of Miami women's basketball team capped its seven-game homestand with a 79-31 wi ...

University of Miami senior wide receiver Braxton Berrios earned 2017 first-team 2017 CoSIDA Academic ...

The Hurricanes and Colonials square off at noon Saturday in Washington, D.C. ...

University of Miami men's basketball player Chris Stowell is an active member in the Hurricanes ...

Eighteen Hurricane student-athletes graduated from four schools and colleges at the University of Mi ...

TMH Twitter Feed
About TMH

The Miami Hurricane is the student newspaper of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. The newspaper is edited and produced by undergraduate students at UM and is published weekly in print on Tuesdays during the regular academic year.