Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Reservoir / Bicycle Ride - Split 7"

Reservoir has a strong 90's emo influence that I can liken to bands like Promise Ring and the Jazz June.  The vocals are just a smidge off key and the songs carry that range of soft to quiet to emphasize some emotional ups and downs.  It's nothing new, but it does this style by the book and seems to have no reservations about it.

Bicycle Ride has a softer, moody sound that carries some acoustic instrumentation and melancholy melodies.  They offer one piece that goes for about 6 minutes and would be a good backdrop for driving at night and relaxing.  The vocals have an nice dual track sound to them and remind me of the type that can hit the key perfectly without sounding too polished or trained.

Check it out here.