King of Prussia plays dreamy pop
music in the vein of The Beatles, or more accurately in the vein of John Lennon’s
“Give Peace a Chance” (and it may
actually be a bit closer to the 1991 remake). Transmissions
from the Grand Stand’s opening track and lead single “Oh Me” perfectly sets up the rest of the
record with its sweet harmonies, luscious melodies, and dreamy and starry
atmosphere. In a lot of ways King
of Prussia reminds me of bands like My Bloody Valentine and Lush,
minus the wall of sound and feedback.
The rest of the album falls into the same pattern of airy vocals
powering the harmonies with spacey guitars and sparse drums driving the
melodies. King of Prussia
is obviously quite good at what they do and have put together a very well
produced and executed record. This one
should be very popular with the indie pop crowd.