Since last week was pretty slow, we decided not to post anything. This week, we’re going to make up for that absence…hope you didn’t miss us too much!
Indie webzine Cokemachineglow posted a pretty good review of the Eternal Summers EP, and we thought we’d share it with you.
“Hailing from Roanoke, Virginia, the band achieves the rare feat of making simple music that doesn’t make a spectacle of its own simplicity. For example, behold “Fall Straight Back,” a truly wonderful pop song made from the humblest materials, a macaroni necklace that glistens like a strand of diamonds. Backed by a couple of dutifully strummed power chords and a simple, steady beat, Nicole Yun leads the way to a chorus that pleads, heartbreakingly, ‘Please don’t leave me out of your plans.’ Yun’s vocals are a versatile instrument, pivoting from ethereal falsetto (“Loaded One”), to sassy staccato (“Heart Squeeze”), to, best of all, this wholehearted, head-thrown-back wail she showcases on ‘Fall Straight Back’ and ‘I Must Winter.’ And then there’s ‘Able To’ in all its glory: a chorus of unadorned imperatives (“Now is the time to distinguish yourself from previous ways that you have been living / Now is the time to relinquish yourself to future ways of precious forgiving”) followed by verses that ask, repeatedly, in intonations that vary ever-so-slightly, until you finally get the point, ‘Are you able to? / Are you? / Able? / To?’ This is a song that wants to cut the bullshit and ask you something very directly; it would use your first name if it could find a way to know it.”