Low-Fi - Low-Fi
- Artist: Low-Fi
- EP: Low-Fi
- Year of Release: 2011
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- Reviewed by: on 2011-07-20
You know that feeling where you hear a chunk of music and swear that it was on a movie somewhere? Can't quite pinpoint the flick but it's there somewhere. You come up with a few guesses but in the end come up with- "I'll know it when I hear it again". My best educated guess was Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Only it's not possible. Any number of these songs could have fit right in between The Cars, "Moving in Stereo" and Jackson Browne's, "Somebody's Baby".
The first track, ironically called "Last Transmission", easily gave me the urge to hop into a hot Chevy Nova and cruise the local boulevard. Second on the track list is "Dog Days". The punch of the drummer tries to make this seem a more current song of our days, while the vocals keep it sounding retro all the same with his post-punk tone. "Idaho" is probably is the most appropriately titled song on here. With a down turned melody and upbeat chorus, it definitely sets the stage for a less than populated highway. The slight twang in this song feels a bit out of place on this album, but I think it might be the only song that doesn't give me a reason to question the release decade of this album. Moving on to the 4th track simply titled "Hey", I find a perfect example of why I think this album carries a mellow dramatic classic rock base. Not much electronic going on here "Into the Sun" was something I felt had the most originality on this album. It didn't mimic the previous songs and had a few odd chord changes that seemed to take a risk.
This album has a classic feel for those looking for just that. Didn't seem much for the new punk on the street. So I guess the Spicoli's out there can be jazzed about this band coming to their corner. It's a solid throw back to early rock turning punk.
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