Pittsburgh, PA offers up a band you should be on the lookout for - especially if you've been missing the good old days of indie/alt-rock (like from the '90's).
That's right, I said it, Same are just like that band you probably miss from the '90's and guess what, after listening to them, I don't miss it so much anymore. Out with the old, in with the new. Same gives listeners Weird As Hell - an EP that plays on all of the reasons why I got into indie/alt-rock in the goddamn first place.
The 4-track EP is the result of the hard work of band members Jesse Caggiano (vocals, bass), Jamie Gruzinski (drums), Tom Higgins (guitar), & Jake Stern (guitar, vocals). The four piece comes together to create that melodramatic, monotone sound that Weird As Hell is rich in. Which isn't a bad thing - in fact, Same is using techniques on this EP that I haven't heard in a good while, which makes the EP not only refreshing, but full of really great techniques that the collision of indie and alternative music make happen!
Check out the track list below!
Weird As Hell Tracklist:
1. Camp Vacation
2. Weird as Hell
3. Blurry Legs
Opening track "Camp Vacation" is another one of those tracks where I am extremely impressed by a band's ability to choose the perfect entrance to their EP. Between Caggliano & Stern's voice, which embodies that monotone, whiney kind of vocalist who drags out their vowels - and the slow, consistency of the drums, guitar and bass thanks to Higgins & Gruzinski, "Camp Vacation" is a melodic, slowcore blast from the past - which opens up the EP for the rest of the unique experience to follow.
My personal favorite off of this micro EP is last track "Badventure," and for reasons that are selfish, if i'm quite honest. The track is smooth, slow moving and makes me feel so good - also there is this kickass instrumental section that takes up a good portion of the song and it makes me sleepy and happy because this music is just so damn comforting.
Listen to it for yourself!