The Helio Sequence – Keep Your Eyes Ahead

March 15, 2008

Portland based band the Helio Sequence mixes up some dream pop, 80’s synth pop, some shoegaze and a couple of stabs at acoustic folk for their fourth album, Keep Your Eyes Ahead. On the final tracks, “Broken Afternoon” and “No Regrets,” they even sound a bit like Bob Dylan and a country blues band, respectively. It’s an appealingly varied album, highlighted by soaring vocals and guitars, the latter of which often recalls bands like New Order or the Cure. I think it’s their strongest album yet, certainly my favorite by them so far. Definitely worth a listen for indie pop fans. “Can’t Say No,” “You Can Come To Me,” “Shed Your Love” and “Keep Your Eyes Ahead.”


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