BRETT VEE: Derivative Nation: 7” EP

Sep 26, 2018

On the jacket for this EP, Jay Retail writes that Brett Vee “hadn’t lived the most debased or deprived lives in the world, but he wasn’t exactly born with a silver spoon in his mouth either” and that middle-of-the-road sort of thing is a perfect description. It’s well-crafted but not mind-blowing, it’s reminiscent of Dinosaur Jr. but the EP title makes me think he knows that it’s not earth-shattering stuff. And, actually, the self-deprecation works because it’s better than derivative; it could easily be an homage to Bob Mould. –Theresa W. (Running In Place,