New Music Tuesday: “Is That The Cranberries?” Edition

Note: New Music Tuesday highlights something I’ve been listening to regularly during the week prior. I like it. I include critical comments both positive and negative to demonstrate my independent ignorance of musical convention.

Album: Northern Lights And Southern Skies

Artist: The Capsules

Label: Vespera Records

Release Date: January 15, 2013

Where I Found It: indie rock cafe

What The Critics Are Saying: 

 Julie Shields’ singing is quite the acquired taste: Sounding like a cross between the Go-Gos’ Belinda Carlisle and the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan, Shields is either going to charm you or annoy you greatly (Zachary Houle, PopMatters)

The simplistic beats and forgettable vocal melodies on tracks like ‘Where It All Begins’ and ‘All At Once’ leave a lot to be desired, and they bear too strong of a resemblance to all the other dime-in-a-dozen electronic popularity wave surfing bands out there. (SowingSeason, Sputnik Music)

Whatever. I’m a sucker for electronic wave surfing bands and Dolores O’Riordan will always have a place in my ears.

So then. Favorite Cranberries song: go.