October 25, 2004

the eames era 'the second ep'

The Second EP by The Eames Era is a quick blast of jangly mid-1990s indie-pop, and boy, does their sound take me back! Lead singer Ashlin Philips could pass for Velocity Girl's Sarah Shannon, and that crunchy guitar work and occasional boy vocal reminds me a lot of Mr. Archie Moore. Philips sings softly ("I Said"), sweetly ("Could Be Anything") and sassy ("All of Seventeen"), and I'm not complaining about that one bit! The only thing I'd want to warn this young band is that they should probably work on a sound that's a little more varied from song to song, else you could get trapped in your style--just like what happened to Velocity Girl.

--Joseph Kyle

Artist Website: http://www.theeamesera.com
Label Website: http://www.cstudentrecords.com

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