Freddie Heinemann (guitar/vocals) and Brandon Jacobs (drums/vocals) are FISK. The duo dropped a four-song EP entitled Everything Is Everything EP. It’s an EP with raw rock that brings it back to the basics. With that it even says on their Bandcamp page they are “Bringing the chaos, booze and party back to rock and roll.” The songs do have a punk vibe that does feel fun, doesn’t take itself seriously and at its heart is good party music.
The EP begins with “Beats Me” which is a no frills straightforward song. A distorted guitar and hard-hitting drums have a kinetic energy even if the band isn’t always in time. That's part of the charm. At just over two minutes the song is at a good length. They get in and out quickly.
The next track “Makes Me Sick” has a slightly different type of vibe at least with the vocals. Heinemann spits out words aggressively not too far off from someone like Zack De La Roca. His vocals are distorted and add to the aggressiveness of the song. Towards the end he goes into a drum breakdown accompanied by a space-y guitar solo.
What I wasn't expecting was something slower and melancholy. I thought that's what I was getting at the beginning of “Spacemen.” Unfortunately the recording quality isn’t quite as good as the previous songs. The song in general feels a bit out of place compared to the more aggressive songs. They close with the highlight entitled “Dance Machine!” The vocal harmonies are solid and anthemic and the sound fits them better overall. It’s raw, visceral and at least feels cathartic for the duo.
This duo has potential and I have to admit a bass might help out some of these songs. I like their vibe even with the minor mishaps along the way. This is a solid start but the band has some room for improvements with their next release.
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