I kind of laughed to myself the first time I listened to this
band. They didn't strike me as serious. Not in the tongue-in-cheek
way, and not in the "we're goofballs" way either...
but in an out-there too-high sort-of way. First I compared them
to a more upbeat Grateful Dead, and thought twice about
it, but then came right back to it anyway. It's the vibe man,
This three-piece puts the spacey in space-rock, but in a good
way. The songs aren't whimsical, they are light and airy. They
aren't lackadaisical, they are nonchalant. What most surprised
me about their music were the sudden breaks into killer sides.
The music already had a nice head-bobbing sort-of feel, but then
these awesome breaks would appear that just elevated the feeling
ten times. "You Try" and "Happen" are all
the more better because of it.
The band tends to fall into a banal rythmn, as the songs progress,
making each song feel slightly longer than they are, almost
like a jam band. Maybe it's because there are only three members,
but the overall sound is hollow, as the production doesn't cover
enough of the empty spaces. If it wasn't for these breaks the
songs might collapse on themselves.
But really, the breaks are worth everything and more to this
album. There are some really good licks here that show this band
does know what they are doing. And despite my criticism, they
are worth listening to - not a bad vibe to be found. And they
are especially worth it if you are partaking in a good, um
party. If you know what I mean.
2. First One
3. Going Under
4. You Try
5. Ghetto A
8. Sorrow Day
9. My I
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