OnTap - July 2003 - Molly M. Cannon
Koshari creates an engaging and full sound on their debut five track album, Disenchanted. Echoing Velocity Girl and maybe Mary's Danish-lite, the four person Arlington-based band layers its haunting-at-times lyrics over complex and interesting beats.
Lead singer Barbara Western's voice sounds simultaneously apathetic and sentimental. It works. The songs are quite long for a rock band, but the music is so interesting that you don't notice. The guitar, bass and drums compliment each other on intricate melodies and themes, culminating in a smooth, albeit loud, sound.
Listen to track five, "Freeze," with its lyric, "He asked what he could do to make it all back, the same fine way, whatever it would take to change my mind." Also, see "Regret on the Run" (track three), with the chorus, "This is over and done. Now it's just regret on the run. A hundred miles just multiply, as I pretend to fly."
See for yourself when Koshari plays the Black Cat on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 9:00. Or check them out on the web at www.kosharimusic.com.