Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Folk

I wasn't sure what to expect when I first opened up the Bandcamp page for The Folk. It's not every day that you see music labeled as grunge/pop/rock altogether on that site, but those mix of genres actually make sense for their newly released Say It Again EP (which came out two days ago).  I was impressed with the variety of styles they hit within one release.  The opener "Rules of Youth" is probably what gives the EP a grunge tag, but while it does contain a rough-around-edges lo-fi feel, the vocals pull the song up from the dungeonous depths to create a surprising light atmosphere.  Then afterward, "When I Go Away" eliminates much of the fuzz seen in "Rules of Youth".  It's a cleaner track that soars with upbeat tempos and energetic singing, at points it even sounds chaotic, but comes out with a result that sounds more fun than messy.  Check out both songs below, and then hit up their Bandcamp for a free download.

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