I’m not sure where to start with the band Electric Peace. The band released a four-song EP entitled You’re Going to Hell. They seem pretty confident about this fact so that’s fine with me. They sound like a couple different bands, so let’s get into it.
They get going with “You’re Going to Hell” and it sounds a bit like a rock opera. It’s also live and lo-fi sounding. The music sort of has this generic rock quality and the singer sounds like a Jim Morrison impersonator mixed with some influence from Danzig. These qualities go together and it ends up feeling like an absurd yet comedic song. I’m not entirely sure of the intent but it was definitely on the line for me between comedy and drama.
“Dinah Might” is a much better recording. They sound like a mix between surf and post-punk but also sort of absurd and psychedelic. I won’t deny the band crushes it at points. There were a number of great grooves and the vocalist gives an over the top type of performance which works just fine. Next up is “Stranded in Love'' and has a unique mix of tones and textures. It’s sort of mystical with a lot of pads but also contains some spaghetti western. The song is catchy and weird in great ways.
Last up is “Tell Me You Hate Me” and is probably the catchiest song yet. It’s over the top and a romp. The music was a little more straightforward but still had some cool grooves and dreamy sequence.
My only critique was the recording quality. I would have loved to hear these songs with a little more fidelity.
I think this band was having fun with the themes sort of like how Jack Black does. It felt theatrical and silly at times but not in a bad way. As I mentioned they sort of dance on that line which is what I think a lot of rock does. Take a listen.
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