Bob and Martha are a duo hailing from Brooklyn, New York who just released their wonderful self-titled EP that had me hooked from the first song. They create a unique blend of indie-pop that has some eastern influence as well as a mild flirtation with subdued electronics. The album’s production is top-notch and I enjoyed the professional consistency and flow of the album.
The album starts with the song “I Solemnly Swear I Am Up to No Good” which begins softly with an ear-catching guitar melody. I simply loved the complex and creative rhythms that were presented when the drums kick in. The female vocals have a distinct eastern feel to them that create an exceptional bifurcation of genres. Other songs like “Toothbrush” incorporate themes of lost love and the idea that rather insignificant objects such as a toothbrush left behind by an ex can drum up feelings of longing and loneliness. The highlight of the album is “Pillow Fight” which just a great all around pop song. The last song “Rama” sheds the label of “indie” entirely and ventures into something that sounded more like a very traditional eastern song. This EP was exceptional and I am really excited to see what else this band will offer us in the future. In the meantime I have it on repeat.
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