PALE GALLERY, THE: Self-titled: CDEP

The first thing of notice is that the vocals are really similar to Eric Bachman’s vocals from his time in Archers Of Loaf. The music doesn’t really seem to stray too far from that formula, either (the formula being loud pop with some rock in it). I’ve heard this kind of stuff before and, honestly, I’d rather just stick with Archers. Although The Pale Gallery did play All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in May of 2008, so that is obviously worth something. Or it could be that Explosions In The Sky (curators of the fest) owed somebody a favor. [Shrugs.]

 –kurt (www.myspace.com/thepalegallery)