Achille Lauro built a steady following in Denver by sticking to the basics – music, music, and more music. While practically imageless themselves, their lush indie-rock/smoky-jazz-blend conveys rich images by itself: City lights glowing on a lonely night, a clandestine embrace in a barely lit alley and dark clouds on a Sunday morning all come to mind. Achille Lauro supplements the usual guitar-bass-drums-keys configuration with whatever instruments fit their mood, from glockenspiel to horns. Singer Matt Close's initially gentle, raspy scat can ease from whisper to roar at a moment's notice, and the semi-reclusive front man guides this post-rock quintet into new territory.
Their newest album is titled "Indiscretions" - check out the track on the myspace site.
Matt Close - Vocals, Guitar, Synth
Luke Mossman - Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Ben Mossman - Vocals, Drums, Sampler
Jon Evans - Vocals, Bass