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The Changes

changes1.jpgDo you ever wonder what The Cure would sound like if they had more of a Steely Dan influence? Yeah, me neither. But, The Changes have somehow made me think of these two bands simultaneously. The Chicago band has released their debut album, “Today is Tonight”, to some pretty high praises. While there is nothing groundbreaking here, the album is great for good upbeat (somewhat “pop-y”) music.

Their song, “When I Wake”, is the standout in my mind. It starts of with some strange carnival sounding organ piece, but quickly moves into the meat of the song. The rest of the disc moves through Morrissey, the Police, and the Cure (and Steely Dan). Check it out.

[MP3] The Changes – When I Wake

[MP3] The Changes – Such a Scene

October 25, 2006 - Posted by | mp3, The Changes


  1. these guys are great. I’ve been to several of their shows this year, and have been waiting for the new album. Kind’ve bummed they didn’t have more new stuff on it though. The EP they released a ways back (maybe last year even) had like 5 of the songs from the LP.

    Comment by Schrowe | October 30, 2006 | Reply

  2. These guys are awesome. They’re coming to DC in 1 week. I’m so excited. I agree that there were a lot of new songs, but even with the old songs they made some changes. I think that “Such a Scene” was much-improved. I love the song “Sisters.”

    Comment by Lindsay | November 3, 2006 | Reply

  3. i meant to type “weren’t a lot of new songs”

    Comment by Lindsay | November 3, 2006 | Reply

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