Monday, January 10, 2011

Review: The Sound Of Growing Up “Drifting” [EP]

Boston based pop rock band The Sound Of Growing Up is releasing a new 5 song EP titled "Drifting" due out in February. The happy go lucky single, “The Kite” is present twice on the EP, as a full band recording as well as a stripped down acoustic home demo version. “The Kite” is a perfect pop rock song – bouncy and bright - just a joy to listen to over and over. I prefer the full band version, by the way. “Swing” has a similar sound and pace, but the horns add a dynamic that makes this one a winner too. The lead vocalist in this band is perfect for their sound – he’s got an indie rock streak, but can swing up to a pleasant falsetto. The gentle ukulele and atmospheric vocals make “Drifting” truly feel like it was recorded on a cloud, but the song is kind of boring for me. Finally, “I Have No Reason” is a worthy mid-tempo rocker – not as strong as the first two tracks, but no slouch either. Overall, a very promising EP worth checking out if you like Dashboard Confessional, Plain White T’s, or All-American Rejects.

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