This EP includes 3 poems and 5 catchy rock tunes and is an excellent follow-up to 2014's Kludge. Lyrically, it's moderately philosophical and questions life's complexity, yet includes audacious sounds of both surf and experimental rock. Track 2 rules; it has a similar vocal style to a Stanley Steemer ad I think.
The Orwells have grown a lot and a little between the release of their debut, Remember When and now. They’ve tightened their sound but have also maintained a sense of immaturity that has landed them attention and late night fame (i.e. Their performance of “Who Needs You” on David Letterman). Disgraceland sees the band moving beyond playing and recording in suburban basements into studios and headline tours. The album encompasses fetching riffs, debauched lyrics and all the makings of a great, youthful American rock ‘n’ roll record. And even though they might not be limited to the confines of suburbia anymore, they still seem like they could go home and play a party for a bunch of drunk high school kids.
White Reaper is a DIY band from Louisville, Kentucky that has been cutting their teeth on the scene there and across the country. I’ve been listening to a lot of similar sounding stuff lately so it was quickly partial to the fuzzy rhythms. White Reaper is made up of Tony Esposito and twin brothers, Nick and Sam Wilkerson. The release is full of psych-tinged garage rock with tight hooks.