The Bravery – Stir The Blood (Universal Music Canada)

With their “feud” with The Killers long forgotten, The Bravery fight to keep their name on the minds of those who might have otherwise forgotten that they existed. While The Killers have gone onto international stardom, these New York City residents have been relegated to second-class, generously drawing from new wave artists such as The Cure and Depeche Mode on Stir The Blood, their third record.

 Those new wave influences are especially obvious on Song For Jacob, I Am Your Skin and The Spectator. 

Although the group’s sound is undeniably dated as compared to today’s musical climate, the era from which they draw inspiration will be remembered for decades to come. Today’s artists can only hope to be remembered tomorrow. 

 Point: The Bravery.