"Living at the Same Time" by A.M. Radio is a touching and honest Indie Rock album.
The opening track (entitled: "The Speakers are Bleeding") starts with some distant and atmospheric sounds, sounding a lot like some early work by the band "Seamonster". Suddenly full instrumentation and production kick in and the mood shifts into an upbeat indie-rock with punchy verses that paint pretty clear pictures. Also this is mostly all verse- no chorus.
The song "The Contender" gives us a much more intimate production, with sparse instrumentation and a single male vocal wailing out the laments of Marlon Brando, peppering in personal relations.
Also the transition between "The Contender" and "Love Shyness" is a notably solid shift.
A detractor I can hear in this album is that it's not very tight. Songs tend to be in the 5-6 minute range and often just feel two minutes too long. Structures keep circling back to the same things too often while not introducing enough new ideas into the mix, which makes the sound become repetitive and used up. I want to make it clear songs don't always do this, and this album is a very enjoyable record.
Altogether the music of A.M. Radio conjures memories of suburban nights, open spaces, and alienation- with company.
"Living at the Same Time" by A.M. Radio is available via their Bandcamp page.