"With 'Smoke & Mirrors,' Klangbad presents the debut album from the Petty Thefts. This indie record contains musical elements from the last 40 years, yet is both relevant and modern. Frontmen Frank Wegling (from Cleveland, Ohio) and Andrew McGinn (born in Bournemouth, UK) met in 2002. Together they began to create a sound that would continue the work of artists such as the Beatles and the Small Faces. The two songwriters would also incorporate such diverse influences as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Dickens. Soon enough, other instruments came into the blend. The songs of Frank Wegling are enhanced by half an orchestra, with violins, cello, flute, and trumpet appearing in various combinations. 'Smoke & Mirrors,' the result of this venture, can be described as a universal indie album. Performed by an international band, the songs flow smoothly from folk, through rock'n'roll, to disco. The music is sometimes melancholy and sometimes energetically happy, with melody after catchy melody." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2009| KLANGBAD | 12.90

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