Thursday, February 23, 2012
Graph - "EP 2" - 2009
This EP contains nearly everything I like about music in one convenient, easy to swallow package.
Graph is your typical trio of guitar/vox/bass/drums. They are expert songsmiths, and they alternate with ease between full-band assaults and sparse sections that let the instruments speak to their full potential.
The vocal phrasing is interesting, the melodies are catchy, the sounds are compelling, and the songs make me feel things. Extra instruments are added to fantastic effect - I can't help but smile every time I hear the horns drop in during "Framed with Gold."
While some of Graph's other material is definitely worth checking out, with "EP 2" the band has put together a really tight, valuable work.
Graph - "EP 2" is up on Bandcamp.
Posted by FranklinDC