Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Review: Crown Point “Wolves” [EP]

Pop rock
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Crown Point is a collection of pop rockers with a very radio-ready sound. Their new six song EP, “Wolves”, showcases their knack for memorable melodies and affable lyrics. Formed in late 2009, the band features Jon Davidson (vocals/guitar), Russell Stafford (vocals/guitar), and Kaycee Kay (drums).

“Back To You” is a stunning opener that warms up to you quickly with its sunny disposition and hook filled chorus – an easy favorite. Featuring a darker atmosphere and crunchy guitar atop the acoustic base, the title track testifies that the band does not have an aversion to a grittier mood. Taking the pace down a bit, “Sound Of Your Voice” is a sweet confection with beautiful chord changes, highlighting their talent for balladry. “Easier Said Than Done” begins as another sparse tune, but the electric guitars creep in soon enough to give the song a satisfying edge. “Disappear” is another treasure – a gentle but engaging acoustic ballad to close an excellent EP.

Fans missing that 90s post-grunge pop rock a la Gin Blossoms, Counting Crows, and Toad the Wet Sprocket will find a friend in Crown Point. Looking forward to hearing more from these guys!

Crown PointOfficial site.