Wild Beasts - Smother (2011/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 42:13 minutes | 368 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
"Smother" is the third studio album by British indie rock/dream pop band Wild Beasts released in 2011 by Domino Records. It reached #17 in the UK Albums Chart. According to the band, it represents a more synthesiser-based sound than previous efforts, influenced by "moving to Dalston", Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, minimalist composer Steve Reich, noise pop duo Fuck Buttons, and Mary Shelley's book, Frankenstein. They've kept their distinct sound intact: oscillating falsetto and baritone vocals, lyrical wit, and a penchant for seedier topics. However, this album incorporates rich electronic textures and a subtlety of melody not heard in their earlier work. Wild Beasts fans will not be disappointed.