Atlanta based Elevation gives the listener a huge dose of 80´s new wave on their new album "Hell or high water", it´s their 2nd album and follow up to the 2007 debut "Strangelove". If you´re into bands like Big Country, Echo and The Bunnymen and A Flock of Seagulls - you will be very pleased to hear Elevation´s delay layered guitar sound. The majority of the tracks are upbeat and really catchy, you could say they sound a bit like an Aussie band doing their version of British 80´s rock. The mighty fine "L-train" is a given hit in my ears, the opener "Death valley" should be perfect as a setlist starter at shows but what about the brilliant "Still alive"? This song deserve an award of any kind, the piano hooks of the verse lift this song so much.