Who Killed Harry Houdini? album review from I'm From Barcelona released through Mute.
Not short of a lyrical turn or two (".feelings, you're wearing them like earrings."), I'm From Barcelona make Beach Boys-esque indieasylistening, in the vein of The Shins or the lighter moments of Flaming Lips. Who Killed Harry Houdini? sees the merry gang (and it's a hell of a gang - 29 members and counting) churn out more verse-chorus-verse-chorus specials.
It's all harmless fun and it will probably prompt a bout or two of handclapping and tambourine-shaking, but it's not breaking any ground. There is just enough diversity between the tracks to keep a disinterested listener plugged in, but there's nothing fiery enough to leave an imprint in the memory.