Archive for August, 2014
By: Caitlin Hoffman
Depth is rarely found in guitars. That sounds like a shitty thing to say (or even type), but sometimes we have to wade through our cynicism ’til we swim to a better place.
The Slang is a band (big surprise), alternative rock (’cause I never cover that!), and I like them (’cause I always write about bands I hate!). (Does this sarcasm make me look fat?) I’ve only heard their single, Feels Like Work, but one good song is enough reason to write.
It’s ear-rubby, throat-drenchy, tear-grippy. Emo, honest, elastic. The keys (are those keys?) are great. I have no idea how this single reflects the quality of their upcoming EP (Sept. 2), but I was in a bad mood, and when I listened to this song, it made me feel better.
Sometimes that’s all that matters.