"Filter Feeders" CDEP
Genres: indie rock
5499 Claremont Ave
Oakland CA 94618
Mar 8 - 14 2004
Hooray to the world, it's another Graves Brothers Deluxe
release! Just as I was pleased with their last album, I am
really digging this romp of an EP. It's pure energetic, exciting
rock, packed with influences from all across the map - from
metal to latin, to country to plain old indie rock.
Though they have definitely changed their sound, the Brothers
have retained lots of ideas from their past disc. "The
Powers That Be", for example, is this disc's
"Electricity" (though less memorably melodic), and
"Right as Rain" is reminiscent of their previous album's
more energetic moments. Meanwhile, "Muñequita Negra"
(a cover of the song by Jose Alfredo Jiminez) is metal-infused
latin music, done with skill and an eye for melody.
By the finale, a gradually building, darkly brooding number
entitled "Heart of Darkness," you'll be in pure
euphoria. This EP is meant to be dug - so dig it.
[Vitals: 6 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]