The Setup | What Compels You

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What Compels You

by The Setup

With an interesting mix of low down riff rock and deliberate, contemplative grooves, The Setup continues to refine its sound in a form of pop music that expands the boundaries of what is typically considered "radio friendly."
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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1. Wake Up
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2. Gin
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3. LA
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4. Be Mine
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3:16 $0.99
5. Nightmare
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6. Bullet
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7. Lullaby
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8. If I Could Leave Tonight
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9. Ready Or Not
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10. Now And Again
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11. Smile
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12. Last Time
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Album Notes
Drawing on the effervescent energy of such bands as the Foo Fighters and the seemingly boundless creativity and imagination of arrangement in such artists as Sufjan Stevens and Death Cab for Cutie, The Setup is refining it's sound as a form of pop music that expands the boundaries of what is typically considered radio friendly.

Accessible, intelligent and easily internalized, The Setup's sound is appealing to both serious and casual listeners alike.

With it's rhythmic lyricism, dense harmonies and highly stylized and melodic hooks, The Setup offers its listeners a diverse and dramatic sound-scape that's eager to connect with the nostalgia of a lover lost, the blissful anticipation of new love, and the pensive melancholy accompanying thoughts of the future.

The Setup's music endeavors with great sincerity to become a reflection of what we all feel and experience, which allows them to connect with their diverse and faithful fan-base.

It won't take long before you're spinning their record over, and over again.

WHAT COMPELS YOU: album descrpition

The Setup pulls on a variety of musical influences when forming the undulating emotional landscape of their first full-length effort, What Compels You. The album glides effortlessly along through thoughts of melancholy to feelings of relentless optimism without losing the feeling of oneness common to all successful records. From the breezy sing-a-long "Smile," to the terrifyingly gritty "Nightmare," a fresh balance is struck between seemingly whimsical inspiration and technical precision. What Compels You will leave you with a delightful first impression, while foreshadowing the bright artistic future of The Setup.


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