Single Screen Records
Genre: indie rock
The self-titled EP is tricky business; like
fishing, more often than not you end up with a disappointing clump of
vegetation. Still, the determined fisherman keeps at it, hoping for
the big catch. Red Feathers' EP, then, is the small- to
medium-sized fish that keeps our mariner motivated.
These five tracks are comprised of driving, modern
indie rock that sounds almost exactly like The Meligrove Band's
Planets Conspire but with less orchestral and percussive
extravagance. It's somewhat homogeneous stuff, but the whole thing is
carried responsibly by the lead singer's effortlessly swooping voice.
The main points of interest here are bluesy "Walk Out That Door" and
direly acrimonious "Young Love," which could easily be mistaken for a
Meligrove live recording. Middle tracks "The House" and "I
Wander" exploit the same formula but fumble into mediocrity. The
exception to the homogeneity is "Where Have We Come?," a surprisingly
wonderful foray into folky 60s psych rock. Fortune lies ahead if
Red Feathers can distill the more original moments of their music
and build an album out of them.
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