The Noebels Bros aren't just a name they are actual brothers. The band consists of RJ Noebels, Ryan Noebels, Nicky Karwacky and Sonya Nikolaidis. They released Sparky! Cut that Racket! which contains off kilter pop/rock songs.
The band has some decent chops and songwriting. Far and away the biggest issue on this EP is the quality of the recording. There are too many issues to go through but as an engineer myself I suggest they do a little more research on the subject next time around or if they have enough scratch just go to a recording studio.
The EP opens with “Manic” which has overwhelming drums and what I think was bass. I really liked the vocal melodies but I can't say the music was aesthetically pleasing to the ears in a traditional sense. The music felt chaotic and I don’t mind that but it was too much at points. That being said the song grew on me with numerous listens.
“One Loose Screw” was a good four dbs softer than the opener. There is a bit of Neutral Milk Hotel vibe. Even though I couldn't understand almost a single word that was sung I liked what I read on the Bandcamp page. The lyrics are ambiguous. He sings, “I don't want to be left alone / To sink into this padded cell of springs / buried down in a hopeless hole. Thoughts like bells that always ring.”
“All out War” was maybe metal or hard rock. I’m not positive but it sounded like a spoof. Something I could imagine Spinal Tap playing. It’s silly, sloppy and has an ’80s vibe. “Time's Up” is an almost eight-minute song that is split in two, The first half is rather catchy. The second half is monotone and hypnotic.
Overall, I think the band has talent. That being said if they want to make this more than a hobby they will have bring up the production value. I hope to hear more soon.
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