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Album Review: Broods

By Ally Marcus posted Mar 26, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Ally Marcus reviews Broods debut self-titled EP

 

Brother-sister duo Georgia and Caleb Nott recently released their self-titled debut EP Broods. It follows the success of their single “Bridges” which was released in October 2013

The first track on the EP is “Never Gonna Change.” The song starts slowly but soon builds with the help of powerful drumbeats, industrial synthesizers, and amazing harmonies. The lyrics are artfully written, and dare I say it, brooding.

Immediately following is “Pretty Thing” which is much more up-tempo and has an electronica feel to it. What made this track a standout was the call-and-response dynamic that came from Caleb and Georgia singing back and forth making it very unique compared to the rest of the EP.

“Sleep Baby Sleep” slows it down quite a bit. The focus shifts from the synthesizers and electronic beats to almost solely on Georgia’s vocals. This slowed down feeling continues through “Taking You There” which features gentle guitars and electronic twinkling along with Caleb harmonizing softly with Georgia to create a beautifully intimate song.

The EP closes out with “Coattails,” which I believe has the strongest hook of the album. “So we’ll ride the coattails to the finish line/I don’t hear those church bells chime anymore/Cause I’m in love with this” feels like an anthem. It’s a great song to close out a very strong EP. They plan to release a full-length album in August, and if its anything like this EP, I know what I’ll be jamming to next fall. 









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