Calder the Band released Till I Get It Right in May of 2018. The three-piece calls Fort Wayne, IN home, although they were originally formed in New York. Members also hail from Chicago and North Carolina.
The album was written in Indiana, the debut effort from the band uses the slacker rock template to paint a brand new picture on a wall that has recently gained much attention thanks to explosive efforts from new artists that fly the genre’s flag over their music. Till I Get It Right is another prime contributor alongside the other albums that have catapulted slacker rock into the mainstream.
“I Know It “ is a reverb drenched jazzy chord jump around type song. The lyrics are delivered in a nonchalant spoken tone, and the drums and bass support the guitar. The guitar is so much further out in the mix because of the reverb that leaves the haunting remnants of the chord behind.
It’s a fun song to listen to at a medium tempo. “June” begins with a chorused guitar and a moving bass line that draws the lines of the map of the sonic landscape with precise clarity. The space that the band uses to move around in is endless, and the movements are weightless performed with grace.
Upbeat slacker rock chords wail out over minimalist drums, grooving bass tones and expertly picked solos. The overall vibe of the music reminds me of a Sunday spent with close friends doing absolutely nothing in particular. It can also be an intense and in-depth listen if the listener wants to approach the album that way.
There are more than enough instances of artistic excellence on this album to keep listeners enticed. Melodic brilliance is the underline of the album. Catchy lines to sing along in the choruses, and even some verses, as well as fun guitar lines to enjoy and bass lines to bounce with. This album is not a waste of listener time by any means.
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