SOMERSET THROWER: Falling Swingers: 7” EP

I was excited at first to hear a band that kind of sounded like Lotion (underrated ‘90s indie rockers from Manhattan). As the record went on, I realized these guys are closer to Sunny Day Real Estate, or some cousin to The Get Up Kids. The lyrics are vague sensitive male clichés, the singer staring at a woman’s face and describing a sad ocean or a sidewalk (I’m paraphrasing). They’re either throwing back to an era that needs to be left alone or they don’t know how dated this sounds. I can’t decide. 

 –Matt Werts (Dead Broke,