Playing smooth post-punk with electronica influences, the Bravery are best known for a few things: a highly publicized feud with the Killers; the single An Honest Mistake, the video of which evokes the Smiths on Prozac and caffeine; and a sound not totally unlike Bloc Partys. Their second album, 2007s The Sun and the Moon, is less glitchy and synthy and more guitar-driven, but not we are loud Arctic Monkeysstyle guitarsits a step away from mere Cure fan status and into actual songwriting territory. While it hasnt propelled them into Interpol status, theyre still firmly in head-nodding mode with the promise of growth andif youre tipsy and theyre playing Time Wont Let Me Go just right, as theyre said toa mighty blissful moment. With Switches. KARLA STARR
Listen to a sample of The Bravery's "Believe."
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