All posts tagged: ep

The Brief Legacy of Super Lunch

Self-described as a melted fusion of garage rock and post punk, “with a fuck ton of reverb.” A Penniback Records band, Super Lunch unearthed 10 months ago, after meeting at a  friend’s show. The very next day, they made “Broken Teeth,” the 6th song on their recent EP. With Aiden Gilbert on drums, Evan Lytle on lead guitar and Owen Migel on rhythm guitar, they make for a dynamic trio. They interchange vocals and are always engaging with the crowd, keeping them on their toes and in the moment. Soon after the first day jamming, things seemed to work out for the band. Super Lunch started playing shows for weekends on end, some being sold out back-to-back. With help from Penniback, they used their earnings from shows to record at Pawn Studios. “The songs just came out one by one,” Aiden said. “It was a really fun and relaxed environment that I think brought the best [out] of us.” The  EP is a force of energy with groovy melodic overtones, riding over attacking drums and fast-paced rock n roll chord …

A digestion of Blue Clouds

Blue Clouds is a slice of unending leisure. Each song on the EP is laced with longing references to a “you.” Yet, the true subject of this love letter doesn’t seem to be a person as much as it is the languor of youth, the potential of an upcoming weekend, the somehow satisfying melancholy of being in love. At certain points, Nathaniel Stephens’ deep, almost guttural vocals coast into a delicate tremor, a tenderness saved for looking into a blue sky with the best people you know. The EP’s six tracks are carefully arranged, beginning with a short “Interlude” that could act as an overview of Stephens’ unhurried “paradise” and a love that belongs “amongst the stars.” This first track introduces a stripped guitar style and raw choppiness that continues for the rest of the EP. The next two tracks embody a melancholic balance between deep appreciation for “harmony” and a lovesick helping of the blues. Stephens’ lyrics seesaw between a sense of awareness for the vast life ahead and a very specific dynamic between two people. The fourth track, “Lady Killer,” kills me (Stephens …