"A Crooked Line" CDEP
Genres: indie rock
June 6 - 12 2005
The Interiors sound pretty generic as far as indie rock goes,
but their songs are quite catchy anyway. They combine a gruff
vocal delivery with tuneful but fairly regular guitar playing, sort of
like a cross between Lucy's Fur Coat and Sebadoh.
Opener "Running Out Of Space" is this EP's best song; it
gets by with an urgently infectious chorus that maintains both melody
and tension. "A Crooked Line," meanwhile, caught my
attention because of its prickly, unusual texture - but it doesn't
have a particularly inviting melody. "Song of
Complaint" works well in a vaguely Brian Jonestown Massacre-esque
vein, and "All The Cities" is a calm, downtrodden
closer. The only blip is "Rush Street, 1970," a bland
and wholly unnecessary rocker that adds nothing to the CD.
Overall, however, this is an exceptionally solid debut EP that marks
the start of a promising young band's career.
5 tracks, distributed by the
band, released 2004]