DRIVING RAIN: Intervention Time: 12” EP

Stockholm’s Driving Rain performs light 1970s-influenced pop, with a slight edge from the harder sounds they grew up listening to. This debut six-song EP is pleasant enough, with fantastic production values. It’s often suspect when underground musicians are deliberately trying to capture a mainstream sound of the past, but Intervention Time is unimposing and relatively fun. Another EP is promised in the near future, so keep your eyes and ears peeled. Can ears be peeled? Even Mr. Potato Head’s ears aren’t quite peelable. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears perked for their next EP, unless your ears are peelable. –Art Ettinger (Lövely, lovelyrecords.bandcamp.com)