Accidents happen. Some good, some bad. According to Twin Coves their recent four-song EP Tired of Trying was an accident. I’m still not sure how recorded music happens by accident but apparently they were playing songs after a night out at the bar and got inspired. They wanted to write music that symbolized life at the shore (in this case the New Jersey Shore).
The EP contains well-constructed indie/rock songs that are carried by the vocals of Christine Dixon. She has a good voice, sounds unapologetically young and with that comes all the feeling of being young when listening to her sing. I have no complaints about the music but ultimately it is there to support her vocals.
They start with a catchy, feel good summer song entitled “Tired of Trying.” During the chorus Dixon sounds like an alternate version of Avril Lavigne. Interestingly enough she avoids that vocal range during the remainder of the EP. Overall, it is an energetic song that is infectious anyway you look at it.
“You Were Born A Loser, Baby” sounded a more open when it came to production. It starts with a clean electric guitar with vocals. It doesn't take long for a strong drum beat to enter and it adds some girth to the track. The song doesn’t have the same type of instant hook that the first song has but makes up for it in other ways including a respectable guitar solo.
They close with “Greased Kiss,” which is a song that sounds like the end of summer for a bunch of kids who had wild nights. No percussion this time around just vocals, guitar and some organ. The song brings a decent dose of reflection and nostalgia.
Tired of Trying may be an accident but it is also a pleasure to listen to. Let’s hope we have another accident from the group.
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