SPIT-TAKE: Falling Star: LP

It’s the time of year where warm summer mornings have begun to turn overcast, and you get a slight chill of fall. Fall always reminds me of classic first through third wave emo. The musicality on this album is great and reminiscent of some of my favorites, with an added indie rock vibe. However, the vocals on this album are not for me. Maybe younger me would be more into the modern pop punk voice the lead singer is using, but adult me is lukewarm about it. The lyrics are very literal, rhyme scheme-y, and the singer loves to draw out words. I’m curious if I would prefer this with a different vocalist, because I really did love the instrumental work. –Cynthia Pinedo (Dead Broke)