The First Punic War
"The Candle EP" 7"
Vs. Rome Records
First Punic War
2507 School St
Des Moines IA
Aug 1 - 7 2005
From the nether regions of Des Moines, IA comes a little lo-fi
recording project called The First Punic War. The
Candle EP is an interesting record; it has a melodic
acoustic rock feel not unlike certain Sebadoh and Beat
Happening material. On side A, "Here is a Candle to
Light Your Way" is a tad expendable but the immediately
unforgettable "Nursing Student Surprise" is a little bit of
brilliance, and "Last Train to Nowhere" has a cool,
strangely bluesy feel. Side B houses four short tunes; I'm not
too attached to all of them, but "May" is a nice little love
song and "S___, A Light" is short but sweet. Overall,
these are some pretty solid, surprisingly catchy pop tunes that can be
relished by lovers of the lo-fi and early indie rock genres.
Simple, acoustic pop rarely sounds finer.
7 tracks, orange vinyl, distributed by the
label, released 2005]