Grown Ups "Songs" CDPosted on Monday, October 26th, 2009 @ 7:42am » permalink
I was recently contacted by a great little label called Kid Sister Everything to check out some of their releases, my favorite of which was the "Songs" EP by Indiana's Grown Ups, so I've obviously chosen to write about that one first. As far as I can tell this is the band's only release at the moment, containing four songs of absolutely superb emo/indie rock in 15 minutes – the likes of which I very rarely encounter anymore. I'm talking heartfelt singing with plenty of gang backup vocals and loads of winding riffs that layer different guitar parts together (including some nice acoustic runs), with super dry production values that leave the guitars very stripped down without much distortion at all – thus making for lots of jangly riffing that lets the rhythm section have plenty of breathing room. All of this makes for memorable, sincere songwriting that doesn't need to go the super catchy route to leave a mark, and I'm loving every minute of it. I can't wait to hear more from this band, so I hope I get the chance!
Limited to a mere 100 copies, hand-packaged in some sort of screenprinted origami contraption, this one's already sold out, so the label has kindly given me permission to post a download link for the whole EP:
I was told they may do another pressing of this disc as well, so keep your eyes on the Kid Sister webstore if you'd like to get your hands on a physical copy. It looks like they do a lot of really slick D.I.Y. packaging, which is always a nice touch…