The Slip, Eisenhower

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

See those track lengths? Boston's The Slip are a band that takes their time. The songs on their fifth record, Eisenhower, boast tangled instrumental passages, big blurts of sound and sweet, soaring vocals. More than just a neo-jam band, though, The Slip has keen pop instincts. "Suffocation Keep" is a moody, meditative lullaby worthy of the Pernice Brothers and "Life in Disguise" has the kind of gently swaying chorus that could function as the center of a modern folk song.