Kaichi, of the Eugene rock band, The Dimly Lit hit me up the other day and asked me to listen to his band’s new EP. He sent me the files and I gave it a listen. I really dislike writing album reviews. How do you review someone’s art? That said, this is what I think.
I don’t like the album title, “Generic Sad Boy Music.” Now I got that out of the way…
I’m not doing a song by song review. The album has five songs. They seem to flow nicely from one to the next. Every track is a real rock song, but more of a garage/indie/grunge kind of feel. Rock-n-roll as genre can be interpreted in a lot of ways. Each track of this EP is distinctly different from each other, that is definitely a plus. This is the kind of rock music that I liked when I was in my twenties. Actually, I still like that music now. I think that Gen Xers like myself could easily get behind these guys. I can’t speak for the millennial generation, but I like the album. I’ve probably listened to it six times back to back while editing photos from Treefort. This has made a rotation spot in my library.
The title would suggest that this album is filled with whiny vocals. It’s not. It’s a really good record, despite the EP title. I also want more tracks, damn it. EPs are fine, but when it’s this good I want an LP. Yeah, a full record. I know they could pull it off, they have the song writing chops.At the time of writing, the album wasn’t on Bandcamp but this album is only a minor departure in style and genre from their previous EP, The Paradise EP.
- Whispered Words
- Lanterns & Vases
The album was tracked, mixed, and mastered by Crosby Kneale.
Listen to their previous EP. It’s pretty good too.