December 11, 2009 | 4:52pm
[Editor's Note: Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be presenting my favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today, we take an in-depth look at song No. 21 on the list--and click after the jump for a free download of the track. Lastly, keep checking back to see how the list pans out, and, also after the jump, check out songs No. 40-26 in the Top 40 list that will update as it grows...]
No. 22: Air Review -- "Jura"
On its summer-released debut Landmarks, Air Review established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the local rock set; moody, dramatic and intricately arranged, the self-produced, self-released disc, rightfully turned heads. So, too, did this: In its live debut at Curtain Club the band, while opening for another local rock favorite in Radiant, wowed the packed house with its well-prepared, high-energy show.
But, impressive as the band's stage and recording debuts were, perhaps more impressive is the album's final cut--a song the band has yet to perform in a full-on live setting (our own DC9 Live at El Sibil excluded).