Album Review: Cheers Elephant – Like Wind Blows Fire

Like Wind Blows Fire Cover Art

How did I miss Cheers Elephant til now? The Philadelphia band is great and their just released third album, Like Wind Blows Fire, is better.  That doesn’t make sense, but I don’t need it to. You should be listening to this band.

“Peoples” has a Fitz and the Tantrums verse that flows into a Foster the People chorus. “Leaves” mantric vibe sounds like it could easily fit onto a Bombay Bicycle Club album, and Of Montreal mixes with Born Ruffians on “Party on Darwin.” Yes, I hear a lot of good bands in Cheers Elephant, and even Elvis’s spirit make an appearance in “Thought and Commonsense.”  The whole record is packed with memorable, and most importantly, unique songs. They form a great whole and a fantastic experience. The group even have a french chanson meets 70s AM radio hybrid. Ok this review is over, I’m going to get their other albums and see when they’re playing. Here’s a song:

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