来自美国波士顿的27在2007年夏天发行了他们的新专辑"Holding On For Brighter Days".他们的音乐巧妙地在Indie Rock里融合了Trip-Hop和Pop,如同在黄昏与黎明之间徘徊，梦幻与想象之间的碰撞.女主唱Maria Christopher的声音性感而沉静,犹如沾满雾气的玻璃,有种迷惑而通透的感觉.专辑封面简洁,钢琴一直是主要的演奏乐器.歌曲基本上是轻快明朗的小清新,旋律如同鬼魅般优美.专辑同名曲"Holding On For Brighter Days"属于轻快的小调，适合安静的时候静静的欣赏."Closer To You"里全是惊人的Trip-Hop气质."The Downfall Of The Upright"又来了HipHop的节奏.而"Sorrow's Crown"在恢宏的背景音乐渲染下长达8分多钟的歌曲，让人听得尤为振奋.
Floating across your stereo like a butterfly-kissed English summer afternoon comes the breathtaking new album from Boston's 27. Taking a pleasant diversion from the heavier majority of the already impressive Undergroove roster (Aereogramme, Eden Maine, Twin Zero) this American trio play delicate chill-out music that is almost too remixable into summer post-club anthems with the synthesised delays supporting the vocals, warped, perverted strings and mesmerising bass. A long string of beautifully wistful ballads often hint toward the melodic melancholy of Zero 7 and vocalist Maria Christopher's gentle and harmonious tones carry you through fond memories of Mazzy Stay and folksters Azure Ray.
Fellow Bostonian, Cliff Meyer of Isis, features on one of the darker tracks early on in the album ('1001 Gods'), lending an even deeper sense of anguish to proceedings, which is only slightly relieved on the penultimate song ('The Downfall of the Upright'). It goes some way to rocking out with distorted guitars and more urgency about the drumming and Christopher's vocals, herself reaching the levels of animation last seen from Kim Deal on Title TK. Yeah, this album really does go that crazy. With standout songs like 'Half Life' where soporific piano twinkles through the wholly despondent lyrical focus, you clearly have to be in the right, or rather the wrong, mood to truly wallow in this magnificent music.
01. Holding On For Brighter Days
02. Heaven Owes Me One
03. Closer To You
04. 1001 Gods
05. A Million Years
06. Half Life
07. Windows And Glass
09. The Downfall Of The Upright
10. Sorrow's Crown