Tuesday, June 08, 2010

EP Tuesday.

A pair of EPs that caught my ear:

The Jealous Kind-The Jealous Kind. The Jealous Kind are Colorado’s Josh Queen and Tennessee’s Dave Wright, a pair of singer/songwriters who have come up with a radio-friendly sound reminiscent of bands like Tonic, The Wallflowers and Counting Crows on their debut EP. "Come Down" is the kind of track you might have heard on the radio in the late 90s or early 00s, "Imitation Honesty" brings a bit of Del Amitri to the mix, and "Beautiful Regrets" leaps right out of the speakers.

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Jared Lekites-Looking for Diamonds. Oklahoma's Jared Lekites has a self-professed love for the sounds of the 60s, and draws on Brian Wilson and John Lennon as influences on his debut EP. "Love That Lasts" recalls Wilson's solo work, as it's both anthemic and melodic, while "Looking for a Diamond" sports a quirky melody and a glorious harmonica solo in the middle. "The Electric Car Ballet" is a fun number extolling the demise of the combustion engine, and "Let Your Hair Down Once in a While" is a bit more brooding than its title might indicate, but is a wonderful track nonetheless.

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