Remember when Nirvana and Alice In Chains did that unplugged series for MTV back in the ‘90s. Aaahh times were simpler back then. MTV actually aired performances of bands that played instruments. That series was pretty fantastic all things considered and still seems to have a lot of influence. Whether they consider it a direct influence or not those performances from Nirvana and Alice In Chains seems to almost be the foundation for the three-piece band 10 minutes Til Today. Their album Mostly Pool Table is an acoustic grunge record.
The band is comprised of brothers Zach and Josh Femling and Dan Harildstad recorded the album DIY style. Using consumer gear and recording in a basement and bedroom the quality certainly isn’t professional but not too shabby all things considered. The songwriting shines through.
The album gets going with “Without You” which is unequivocally what you can call acoustic grunge. It contains ‘90’s grunge melancholy chord progressions. On top of that the vocals reinforce the manic-depressive grunge vibe. Softly spoken, no sense of levity and quite dark.
“She Went Down” has some country flair and blues in there. It really wasn’t too far off from something you might expect from Kid Rock. “Get Out Alive” has some solid moments but the song relied a little too much on one main riff while “Pictures” is another somber affair with hushed vocals. “Little Girl” is the closer, which is arguably the catchiest song and certainly feels the most upbeat.
The trio still has some work to do to work with the big boys but can certainly develop a niche audience for those of us who still need some grunge in our lives.
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