Dance Movie – Interlopers (Pigeon Row)
Don’t let the hip-hoppy name fool you. Dance Movie’s new debut album, Interlopers, hits stores straight from Halifax, delivering an exciting mix of indie-pop.
Tara Thorne lends her gentle Nova Scotian lilt, but the vocal talent doesn’t stop there. The album carries an assortment of singers, always keeping the listener entertained with new and lively voices. Backing vocals are performed by Rebecca Zolkower, Don Brownrigg, Amelia Curran, Jenn Grant, Ryan Macgrath, John Mullane and Melanie Stone.
There’s the slow “Snow Heart,” featuring a mellow acoustic beat that picks up speed and throws in the hum of an accordion come the song’s climax. Thorne pitch rises with the climax, struggling to hit the high notes.
“ANAF” is more upbeat and lovey-dovey, blending both electric and classical guitar. Zolkower adds her fine-tuned violin skills while Brownrigg steps from backing vocals, taking on deep lead vocals.
“Yeah You Are” carries an 80s vibe and brings in a cheery bass rhythm with steady drums keeping the beat. There’s the occasional chime of a glockenspiel and a harmonious keyboard.
This album is a great blend of assorted vocals and instruments, mixed with artistic genius. With all the instrumental variety, I would’ve expected some good ol’ Nova Scotian bagpipes. But maybe that’s for another chune.