Monday, October 15, 2012

LISTEN: Vaadat Charigim - "Where It Ends"

A lot of people will argue that lyrics will make or break a song. You may have a fantastic instrumental, but there's only so much it can do for a song with lackluster lyrics. And so, it's always interesting to hit play on something only to be met by a language you don't speak and won't be able to comprehend. But really, when it comes down to it words are only part of the equation. The delivery -- that emotional denominator -- determines how well the singer can convey what's in his heart and on his mind. I may not understand a single word of "Where It Ends" (or "ועדת חריגים - איפה זה נגמר"), but singer and guitarist Yuval Haring (along with bassist Dan Bloch and drummer Yuval Guttmann) negate the language barrier, offering up an enjoyable, infectious slab of early '90s indie rock that splits the line between somewhere between Dinosaur Jr. and Husker Du.

Tel Aviv's Vaadat Charigim (roughly translating to "Exemptions Committee") have a debut album in the works for release in early 2013. Keep an eye and ear out for it.

Vaadat Charigim/Exemptions Committee

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