Isaac Glover - (Guitar/Vocals) Mitchell Probst (Guitars) Braden Pruitt (Drums) Carson Schneider (Bass) are a young band called Community Theatre which released What did you come back for? The band might not even be out of high school yet but are displaying a good amount of talent on their release What did you come back for? The band prefers clean reverb laced guitar over distortion and harmony over dissonance. I was reminded somewhat of the band Real Estate.
They open with a intro which is dipped in so much reverb it sounds like a fading dream. I think that's maybe what they were going on. The band starts to rock out with “Headlights”. It’s a very catchy, fun that is certified indie pop. It’s addictive and well delivered. Suffice it to say if you enjoyed “Headlights” you will enjoy the remainder of the album.
“Blue Blood” starts with a vocal sample and is quickly taken over by a fuzzy bass and vocals. Before you know it the band is rocking out but just as quickly most of the instrumentation drops. It’s dynamic and showcases the band's ability to change it up quickly. The song even has short intermittent guitar solos.
“Grenades” melds serene atmosphere with catchy melodies while “What did you come back for?” is arguably the highlight of the batch. They close on a high note with “Big Blue Submarine” which is fast, catchy and has some of the more addictive vocal melodies.
Community Theatre are a young band that seem to be ahead of the curve from most of their peers. For one thing you don’t hear a lot younger bands with a cohesive sound. With these six songs the band really is able to give you a great idea of their sound which is essential to building an audience.
The band also is in the pocket throughout their performances. Their is a natural chemistry between the members and you can tell they can play off of each other. No one person seems to hogging all the space.
As far as improvement I’d like to see the band get a little bump in the production department. The recording are lo-fi and that doesn't sound bad but would have loved to hear these songs at a more professional level.
The band is off to a really good start. If they are able to stick together past high school they may have a shot at this music thing.
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