Philadelphia had been full speed ahead leading the charge in to warm weather and sunny skies. First, with the release of Vacationer’s Gone an infectious album inspired by the tropics. Perfect for a week at the beach or an unforgettable road trip with your best buds. Now they’re gifting us with another great summer album from local quartet Cheers Elephant.
Like Wind Blows Fire is an album full of sun-shiny melodies, catchy sing-along choruses and equally harmonious guitar riffs. The album starts strong with “Peoples” off and running like a race horse out of the gates, Derek Krywicki’s clear and powerful falsetto leads the way. Think Of Montreal and especially Foster The People when the chorus drops in. The record moves forward with the standout single “Doin’ it, Right” featuring an upbeat Darwin Deez “Constellations” inspired guitar riff.
The album isn’t all up-tempo toe-tappers though. Song’s like “Little Dog” and “Balloon City” bring the pace down and provide a symbiotic balance when contrasted to the rest of the albums tracks. Cheers Elephant has managed to make a fully conceptual album that is a hybrid of all the bits and parts one loves and longs for in a summer pop-rock album. Have a listen to Like Wind Blows Fire over in our Explore section and if you think it it should be part of your permanent summer collection then grab it over on their bandcamp page for a name your own price fee.Peoples
Doin’ It, Right