I’m pretty sure that starting off your EP with wicked slide guitar is good way to go no matter genre you play. It has attitude, gets you riled up and if you have a bottle of whiskey lying around you might take a liberal swig from the bottle. The three-piece band Piano. consisting of Michael Kerr (guitar/vocals), Matt Litt (bass/vocals) and Scott Underwood (drums/vocals) do just this on their recent release Tiny Bullet Choir EP.
The no-frills blues/rock trio gets your attention with that slide guitar on “& On & On & Blue” and do a fairly good job holding it through the remaining four songs. In all honesty there just isn’t a whole lot that needs to be explained about what Tiny Bullet Choir EP contains. Piano. is an above average blues/rock band and they can write a good if somewhat predictable song.
Tiny Bullet Choir is a good sounding EP from an aesthetic perspective. It sounds raw and live with a lot of energy without sounding overproduced. One thing I will mention is that the first two tracks were about 3 - 4 dbs softer then the remaining tracks. Perhaps tapping the shoulder of an experienced mastering engineer should be in order.
One of the most appealing aspects about Piano. is that they sound loose and as if they are having a good time. Take for instance the third track “Don't Talk to Me” which works because of the nonchalant vocal delivery. On top of that the vocal harmonies and falsetto were quite effective.
“Friend of a Friend” is smooth, sly and will make you feel classy even if you are eating Fritos in your boxers while “Mind of Its Own” is the most cathartic tune, which contains the much needed organ.
Piano. formed in 2014 and this release shows some potential. They are still a few releases away from their best work but if they continue to improve by strutting their mojo and drinking a few gallons of milk everyday they will surely get there.
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