GREAT AMERICAN HOUSE FIRE: Promise Me Endings: 12” EP

Colorado’s Great American House Fire write mature punk that lands somewhere between the defiant spirit of Songs For Moms and the slow burn of Sunny Day Real Estate. Within the first fifteen seconds, Kristin Garramone’s commanding voice grabs me—it’s confident and powerful. I feel it deep down when Garramone sings, “I got summertime left in my bones / Winter darkness all up in my soul.” The introspective lyrics are supported by complex basslines and jangly, intertwining guitars (GAHF boast a whopping three guitarists). Promise Me Endings is heart-wrenching, thoughtful, and hopefully a teaser for a full-length yet to come. –Sean Arenas (Snappy Little Numbers, snappylittlenumbers.limitedrun.com, [email protected])