Mar 12, 2010

Graph has been worshiping at the shrine of the family Kinsella. Graph’s EP2 may only have six songs, but they definitely show some Joan Of Arc and Cap’n Jazz influence. That’s not to say that the sound is overwhelming any sense of originality on the part of Graph. However, there’s the occasional guitar noodling, and the vocals that kick off the opening track totally sound like Tim Kinsella from some unreleased Joan Of Arc track. But what makes Graph remind me most of some Kinsella-related bands is the effect they have of playing with melody in the midst of the occasional angular song structure that stops and starts and gets a little jazzy. But I kind of dig it. It’d be nice if their next album were called LP1.

 –kurt (