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The Blackstones EP
Artist: The Blackstones
Length: 8 tracks / 40:54
Rebuilding is ugly work.
In order to refurbish a house, carpenters must often demolish existing
structures, breaking down what’s there to make way
Touching on relationship
breakdowns, cancer conquerors and hurricane desolation, these eight songs
convey the emotional pangs of survival and the
Musically, LaMere and friends are also at an apex: “Wilcohead” experimentalism, playful Beatles interludes and Beach Boyish harmonies accompany the band’s consistently strong, authentic rock ‘n’ roll sound. On this EP, vintage clean guitar lines coexist quite nicely with otherworldly keyboard textures and bendable electronic tones. Still, LaMere alone with his acoustic is incredibly powerful, as in the standout track “3 a.m.,” the time-altering “When You Stay” and the EP’s finale, “Home.”
With an astonishingly deep
effort like this, one can only marvel at what is to come from The Blackstones
when they take the time to draw up extensive
Recommended if you like Wilco, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, The Listening.