steering clear of the mainstream
since 2001

june 2010

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info opinion

Scale Model

Self-titled CDEP


Genres: indie rock

July 18 - 24 2005

Scale Model's debut EP, recorded by Stan Wood (of Peralta fame), gives a three-song glimpse into their Sunny Day Real Estate influenced world.  Fronted by guitarist/vocalist Megan Rox, this quartet play winding, often convoluted rock songs that sometimes approach math-rock territory.  "Big Ideas," for example, is a sweeping rock song with dramatic, Versus-esque instrumentation.  "The Fix," on the other hand, is like a calmer Sunny Day Real Estate track in its unusual melodies and complex composition; "Pop Star" is similar, with its winding conclusion approaching Polvo territory.  Overall, this EP is a strong start for Scale Model; it isn't the most catchy or memorable disc out there, but it is good nonetheless.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 3 tracks, distributed by the band, released 2004]