By Dan Chapman
If one word were to be used to describe From Indian Lakes, it’s passion. They are a band that pours their very soul into writing and touring and have certainly evoked said passion in their most recent album, Absent Sounds. Such passion is then forwarded into the creation of unique musical landscapes that leave a listener wondering about the musical allegories written by front man Joey Vannucchi. Their music seems to present itself as a shy and morose creature, yet showcases incredible lyrical angst. Rather than assaulting the listener, though, they present it with plush vocals, flowing guitars, and intricate percussion. In the track, “Search For More,” they delve into a more Circa Survive style guitar lead throughout the transitions and receed back to subtleties in the verse and prechorus. The lyrics express loss as they anxiously await the return of that missing piece. For those searching for grit, the track “Label This Love” delivers a steady heartbeat drum pattern that eventually explodes into a broad breakdown reminiscent of their previous album, Able Bodies. As a whole, Absent Sounds caters to more wispy ideals and thoughtful creativty and seems to lack the same punch as previous records. The band has managed to succesfully create incredible new music that pushes the boundaries, but stays true to their previous work. Absent Sounds is an excellent creation that is an utter piece of art.
RIYL: All Get Out, Foxing, Copeland