Sunday, September 30, 2012
Legs Like Tree Trunks - Future Reference (2012)
Pencil Vania based math popsters "Legs Like Tree Trunks" have unleashed their newest EP on our ears. Their previous which I have been shamefully sitting on for too long was a pretty sure footed effort to be sure.
BUT BUT BUT THIIIISS WOOOO BUDDY!!
Its got that nice gentle pacing with excellent mathy guitar interplay and some nice little twists while still keeping a leg in some accessible pop territory. Loads of bands are currently navigating in this territory and I can say that LLTT have as firm a grasp as I've heard lately.
(me)What I can't shake and this I believe to be to their credit reminds me of Maps and Atlases a bit
(other me).......who? O you mean the now current pop/classic rock band Maps and Atlases?
(me) No No Before that! long ago they used to be math pop...sigh...
this just has that old maps feeling a bit. nothing samey just in spirit.
Enough comparing because these kitties stand on their own without the finger pointing. Emotional stuff at that I should mention, some really lifting vocal melodies. This is, as I have said before, a difficult feature of the genre. On this release they have absolutely nailed the landing and should be receiving some glowing praise from the judges.
This Judge is giving them 4 3/4 california rolls out of 5. I ate the other quarter.
Future Reference (2012)