A band that’s hard to define: Hospitality. First they were indie pop, writing smart, post-collegiate, indie rock-infused pop songs about the brave new world of mid-20's life. Their new album Trouble is available as a full album stream this week from NPR Music.
Taking growth in stride, the album renders a smarter, broader Hospitality sound with the opening songs Going Out and I Miss Your Bones. Their previously released single “Rockets And Jets” brings in darker influences and shedding some of their innocence in favor of a more mature and broad sound.
NPR Music talks of the album in a similar vein, saying that in comparison to the first Hospitality album, "...the band's second album is more of a leather jacket. Listen to "I Miss Your Bones," whose muscular staccato suggests a geekier version of circa The Who Sell Out, with Papini's minimalist New York City guitar blowing smoke rings alongside bandmate (and husband) Nathan Michel's Keith Moon-y drum outburst. The subject matter — aching for someone you hope will remain true in your absence, delivered with sexy petulance — is still pretty much the same, though: love and its inevitable, integral disappointments."
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