Reviews Marriage Material Making the Worry Worth It

Marriage Material

Making the Worry Worth It

I like this Making the Worry Worth It record. That should be all a review needs, right? 

I say that in part because this 9-minute EP is all over the place, style-wise. Marriage Material is a new group with members of Summer VacationSpokenestPinned in Place, and God Equals Genocide. It has some similarities to those bands, but each of the five songs really has its own sound. Opener “What Can You Say” has that God Equals Genocide brevity/punch with a little more melody in the vocals. The next song, “Left Me Waiting,” is even more melodic and in something of a Pinned in Place vein. Then it gets more unique on “Soggy Sock Town,” which starts off with a hypnotic rhythm a la The Blind Shake that morphs into minimal noise-punk at the halfway mark. Then the last two songs go bigger on melody again with an easy singalong nature. In addition to the namedrops above, there are some atonal post-punk moments and a heap of quirky pop melodies.

This is a pleasing EP, even if it jumps around a bit as it shows its influences. With elements of quirky pop, singalong melody and minor chord changes I’m intrigued to hear where the band goes from here.

7.2 / 10Loren
Advertisement
Tor Johnson Records
Leave a comment

Dirt Cult

2018

7.2 / 10

7.2 / 10

Share this content
Advertisement
Radio K 2
Recent reviews

Thou

Rhea Sylvia

8.5 / 10 Thou - Rhea Sylvia album cover

Thou, in this particular rendition, throw down great song thud after thud, right on the table, while permeating a delicate scent through their carefully constructed EP, Rhea Sylvia. Each song is ...

Jack of None

The Tattle Tale Heart

7.8 / 10 Jack of None - The Tattle Tale Heart album cover

Playfully naughty lyrics might have been the first thing I noticed about Jack of None's The Tattle Tale Heart EP, but there's more to this record created by three Filipino-born siblings, A.G., ...

The Plurals

Swish

5.5 / 10 The Plurals - Swish album cover

The Plurals are a heavy indie rock band from Lansing, Michigan. Their latest album, Swish, was released on GTG Records, a record label the band created when they started putting out ...

x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.