Review: Propeller’s Fall of the World
The knock-off of the KTEL record cover provides all the hint you need to guess what awaits inside the new release from Propeller. Entitled Fall of the World, the emphasis here is on harmonies, melodies and hooks with most tracks clocking in at about 3 minutes.
Upon first listen, Propeller conjures up memories of a few of the better 90’s power pop bands like 92 Degrees or The Beatifics. “Mismatched Shoes” is an immediate standout with its chiming guitar intro, lovely harmonies and hooky chorus. The layered guitars and luscious harmonies of “Wish I Had a Picture” and the jangling rhythm and shout-along chorus of “The Things You Say” get this disk off to a fine start.
And, although there isn’t a bad song in the entire offering, the band has saved the best for last. Greg Randall, the band’s lead vocalist sounds great on “You Remind me of You” and the album ends on a high note as he counts off 1-2-3-4 and the band launches into the Ramones tribute “Turn On The Radio”. It’s short, it’s catchy and it gives the listener an excuse to yell “Hey, Ho” during the chorus. It don’t get better than that.