Friday, January 13, 2012
Easy Rider - Demo 2011
Though, the second song on this demo, "College" does ring with some honest truth, if this demo had more thought provoking lyrics it would be absolutely perfect.
I think they're trying to go for a classic punk/oi aesthetic here (and they've achieved that lyrically), but what my ears are hearing musically is something more reminiscent of Rites of Spring, Embrace, Torches to Rome and some mid 90's Ebullition Records bands.
The melodies on these songs are super catchy and the guitar leads are perfect. Vocally there is the gruffness of Hot Water Music and Planes Mistaken for Stars. Just close your eyes and picture cooler artwork...and maybe, make up your own lyrics.
Do yourself a favor and listen to this now.
Posted by Tom Schlatter at 10:43 AM