FEELING FIGURES: Self-titled: 7”

May 25, 2021

First off, major points for this record including an unused postcard of the cover. Snail mail is one of the few things that’s helped me survive this isolated hellscape of the last calendar year. Musically, I could take it or leave it. They’re an indie band from Montreal and it just doesn’t excite me. Their Bandcamp recommends this for fans of Eric’s Trip, Yo La Tengo, and Magik Markers—all bands I have never spent any time listening to, so maybe it’s just not my scene. The first song “Try” is nearly five minutes long, which is an eternity as far as punk songs go. It’s mostly mid tempo and fades unobtrusively into the background for me until they get to the breakdown near the four-minute mark. Whatever pedals they’re using make their guitars sound gritty and rad, but most of the riffs are slow and drawn out. I don’t know, this isn’t my wheelhouse, but if you’re into droney, dual vocal, guitar-heavy indie rock, check it out. –Kayla Greet (Celluloid Lunch, celluloidlunch.com)

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