Bullet Points began as an experimental recording project between two Indianapolis Daves: David Hazel and David Barajas who had formerly been bandmates. The duo, hoping to start a new project but unaware of the direction they wanted to move in started making demos, and after a time had compiled a rather large collection of recorded music in many different genres and styles. Finally the pair started to trim down and find a stable base for their music and so contacted guitarist T.J. Briggs and drummer Matt Beaumont to bring their latest project Bullet Points to life.
The album Bullet Points eventually created is called Business Card, and it is rightly so. Bullet Points are all business on this record and can count themselves as a new and major player in the Indianapolis rock scene.
The muscular opener “Tinnitus” has hints of rock and new wave and in ways reminded me of early Billy Idol, or maybe it’s just Hazel’s deep and screechy vocal sneer, which is reminiscent of Idol’s. Next on the sleekly dark “Modern Fighters”
I got the feeling of Turn on The Bright Lights era Interpol, especially due to the quick yet steely and majestic scratches of guitar. They then go back a few dark decades and with the dark a sonically appealing “Another Waste of Our Time,” which recalls The Cure during their trippier dark days which leads into the slower but and even more despondent sounding “Mirrorball.”
Bullet Points comes out of the dark for the head bobbing upbeat rocker “Leave Today.” They close Business Card out nicely with the creepy yet catchy “Woman in Love” which slowly simmers the album out with one last little sonic burst.
Business Card is a must hear record for anyone who’s a fan of new wave bands and looking for something new to add to the mix, though it is also an album for people who appreciate well-crafted songs and great instrumentation. Highly recommended.
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