here it is in it’s entirety:
A Sense of Urgency
by, Andy “Danger” Ruble
Des Moines Band, Beati Paoli (pronounced BEE-ah-TEE POW-lee), don’t distinguish themselves by making stricktly pop rock, noise rock, or acid rock. Nor do they specifically make indie rock, art rock, or post punk rock. Beati Paoli manage to incorporate all of these styles of rock and roll, and probably a few not mentioned here, in the groups first full-length album, 2008’s “A Sense of Urgency”. Beati Paoli aren’t suffering from an identity crisis, however, they just seem to prefer their music this way. The crazy thing is that it works to a point of near perfection! The album is a cleverly woven listening experience to say the least.
“A Sense of Urgency” (track 2) is a good overall song to get the vibe of the album from a pop perspective. The song features some serious vintage sounding fuzz, and some great sing along style lyrics. For a more experimental indie feel of the band, “You are my Megalodon” (track 9) is a surefire winner with some stealthy and smart vocal work, a lengthy wavy-sounding intro, and a mishmash , noisy, outro.
In fact, “A Sense of Urgency” lives up to the albums title in as much as at times the music seems on the verge of complete musical meltdown. Portions of “Girl Friday”, “Vulgarity Drifting Diary” (track 5), and “You are my Megalodon” are good examples of this. However, listening to the way the band layers their sound and manages the possible perceived disorder, this meltdown is indeed a Beati Paoli controlled blast. The group manage to balance the tight wire act of musical experimentation and yet still retain the bands melodic sound. After a few listens of “A Sense of Urgency”, this chaos begins to look more and more orderly. What would be truly be chaotic were to be if Beati Paoli were to make strictly cookie-cutter pop songs, denying the listeners their abilities with the sound they display on this album!
You’ll enjoy “A Sense of Urgency” if you like:
the Strokes, the Killers, the Clash, Weezer, Radiohead, Beck, the Cure, the Pixies
“A Sense of Urgency” was produced by Beati Paoli, recorded at Smoking Guns Studio in Des Moines, and released the Beati Paolis newly launched label “the Noising Machine”. Beati Paoli are Gregory Goode, Ryan C. Meier, Scott O’Gara, and Cecil Skrdlant. The band has been together since 2005 and have toured the United States extensively.
now go listen to it. you can stream all the songs on any of these sites: