Person to Person

Person to Person

by Foreign Born

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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That Foreign Born love all shades of things bright, open, and at least partially U.K.-inspired, can be heard from the opening song on Person to Person -- "Blood Oranges" has soaring guitar, emotional vocals courtesy of Matt Popieluch, a thick and swooning charge, and a sense that the band's record collection -- or digital playlist, depending -- contains a fair amount of familiar suspects past and present, like U2, the Chameleons, James, Interpol, Snow Patrol, and more besides. But Foreign Born aren't simply a cover act for Post-Punk Tribute night, and whether it's other borrowings -- such as the clattering drums by Garrett Ray on "That Old Sun" that recall the equally compelling start of the Beach Boys' "Do It Again" -- or a general spirit of élan on the peppier numbers like the slickly charging "Can't Keep Time," there's a lot of spirit evident throughout Person to Person. Its high point might be the mantra/hoedown of "Winter Games," giving Ray in particular another chance to shine with a strong performance that carries the song as a whole. This all said, Person to Person is a pleasant enough listen rather than a gripping one, somewhere between enjoyable inspiration and careful exercise, a flavoring in the general indie rock milieu of the early 21st century that, for the moment, can have no greater impact. Another album might be able to provide their breakthrough, but for now, Foreign Born are in a holding pattern, and looking good while doing so.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/2009
Label: Secretly Canadian
UPC: 0656605018218
catalogNumber: 50182
Rank: 140818

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Foreign Born   Primary Artist
Richard Dodd   Cello,Musician
Chris Porter   Bassoon,Musician
Ariel Rechtshaid   Bass,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Eric Gorfain   Violin,Musician
Daphne Chen   Violin,Musician
Isaac Smith   Bass Trombone,Musician
Serafin Aguilar   Trumpet,Musician
Luke Top   Background Vocals,Musician
Leah Katz   Viola,Musician
Kamasi Washington   Tenor Saxophone,Musician
Garrett Ray   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Lewis Pesacov   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Jumaane Smith   Trumpet,Musician
Brett Banducci   Viola
Salvador Placencia   Percussion
Mark Breitenbach   Double Bass
Cameron Mesirow   Background Vocals
Amir Kenan   Background Vocals
Erin Breene   Flute
Ryan Porter   Trombone
Matt W. Popieluch   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Brian Walsh   Clarinet

Technical Credits

Sergie Loobkoff   Cover Design
Ariel Rechtshaid   Engineer,Fader Engineer
Dan Monick   Cover Photo
Adam Levin   Cover Design
Foreign Born   Arranger,Composer,Audio Production
Lewis Pesacov   Arranger

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