SHITTY FRIENDS, THE: I’m Sorry It Might Not Have Happened This Way: CD

Jul 21, 2011

Well here’s something new: sounds like some sort of hippie jam band that managed to get some structure in their songs and avoid the extended instrumental interludes. You can hear the weird instruments (accordion, harmonica, flute?) accompanying the quiet drums and no-distortion guitar chords. The boy vocals sound pretty emo; like his voice is coming from deep in his guts and it comes out sounding like moaning and howling. The girl vocals sometimes mimic the boy’s; but at other times, she sings in this high, perfectly-pitched, angel voice. Interesting stuff; a little too experimental for my taste, though.

 –Lauren Trout (Pancake Productions)