The opening guitar strums to the last furious licks of streaming reverb. This album is soulful and heartfelt from beginning to end.
This trio from Washington DC call themselves a little rock band that puts out fuzzy-pop love ballads and from the songs of their first EP Mean Tom they are correct. The opening guitar strums to the last furious licks of streaming reverb. This album is soulful and heartfelt from beginning to end.
Slow and melodic, the album ebbs and flows back and forth reminding me of laying in the field with my lucky lady as the breeze sways with the trees while sinking into grass under a sunny sky. The first track “You and Me” reminds me of a feeling with its fuzzily warm guitar riffs and melancholy lyrics.
This is followed by the upbeat jangling and contrasting harshness of “Always Happy” which liquates beautifully in harmonic bliss. “All The Time” is up next with its deep and soulful lyrics matched only by its crawling pace infused with deep reverbed guitar.
However, my favorite track of the album is “I Wanna Go Out” which reminds me of a Police song that meets punk rock, displaying funky cords and cymbal tings and crashes while remaining fast with the upbeat tempo in its core. The next song “Say My Name” slows things back down again and is a fairly decent song at its core but a bit too slow for my taste.
Rounding out the record is the catchy and dreamy “Gehry” which is not a bad little track with its catchy rhythm and meaningful lyrics. I am interested to see what more these guys have to offer because the EP left me feeling like I wanted more.