Recent Reviews

17.06.2018

10.06.2018

03.06.2018

27.05.2018

20.05.2018

[ More Music Reviews ]


Back Pocket Memory: Beneath the Trees (EP)
Back Pocket Memory Beneath the Trees album new music review

Back Pocket Memory: Beneath the Trees

Melodic Alt/Indie Rock
3.0/5.0

The success of LA's Back Pocket Memory in their region is understandable: they deliver infectious and melodic indie alt rock. Beneath the Trees, their fourth EP in as many years, is no exception. This short disc is bolstered by sound vocals and vocal arrangements, coherent lyrics, tons of energy, some big rock riffs, and stylish production from Erik Ron (After Midnight Project, Versa Emerge, et al). Indeed, The Greatest Divide and Extra! Extra! are ready for indie and college radio airplay: friendly, catchy, accessible, and typical of the modern genre. Yet, therein lies my relative ambivalence. The songs on Beneath the Trees blur into easy redundancy. Predictability and familiarity may be simplest current running through this work. So then, how do they distinguish themselves from the pack? A true conundrum.






CraigHartranft.net - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

In Short

Back Pocket Memory offers melodic alt indie rock from familiar territory with lots of energy, but also some inherent predictability.

Find A Review

Alphabetical Index

a b c d e f g h i j
k l m n o p q r s t
u v w x y z #
Album of the Week
Click to read the Guild Of Ages - Rise music review

First, some history. American band Guild Of Ages began as Caught In The Act, rising during the tumultuous times of the American grunge movement, but they weren't a grunge band. Oops. Noticed by the ... [ Read More ]