I really want to see Revolution, I Love You live. The band is a two-piece that sounds like a five-piece on their EP The Atlantic Ocean and when they play music for an audience “they face each other across two laptop and cable-strewn tables, both of them constantly shifting from vocals to guitar to keyboards to loopstations as the music rises out of electric fuzz and hypnotic loops.” There is a hybrid of sounds that revolves around a whirlwind of instrumentation. They implement synths, organ, guitars, bells, drums and more to bring their own version of indie pop that doesn't pigeonhole the music into one specific genre. Not matter how you classify the music the one component that you can’t argue is that music is addictively catchy. Not unlike Passion Pit the band relies on unbridled exuberance and joy as the unifying emotional center that permeates the EP.
A clean guitar, sparse organ and percussive elements made of fingers snaps and a vocal sample provides the canvas of sounds for the vocalist to sing over in “The Atlantic Ocean.” As the song progresses it builds in intensity by adding layers of drums, vocal harmonies and fuzzed out electric guitars. The song wisely doesn't just build the whole time but breaks down the song multiple times to create peaks and valleys for the listener.
“My Time Is Not Now” is more upbeat and dance worthy than the first track. I couldn't help bobbing my head as I listened to it. The best part comes when the guys sing against a sole drum kit for verse before exploding into the chorus. “Shotgun” is the slower song amongst the batch but is sonically the most experimental. Towards the end of the tracks the guys unleash buzzsaw lead guitars before transitioning into a memorable sing-along type chorus, which is the melody most likely toget stuck in your head.
The guys end on a high with “Atlantic City,” which is a guitar driven song that rocks out more than any other track on the album. It left me wanting more.
The Atlantic Ocean may only have four songs but it showed the eclectic nature of the band as the elements that unify them. I’m more than excited for a full-length.
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