Sweet Life

Zero Hour

Yes, there are bands that plug away in the New York scene and get signed. But in a music business climate that is as volatile as the stock market, I can’t imagine Zero Hour expecting too much from the latest Varnaline record. In fact, they do so many things “right” (the way you might expect a contemporary alt-pop band to), they don’t allow for much innovation. As for the music itself, Varnaline reminds me of the Moody Blues, without all of the pretense and bloated lyrics — which is to say the melodies are good; the vocals are good; but the chances of me giving this more than a couple of spins? Not very good. Zero Hour Records, 14 West 23rd Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10010

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