August 16, 2022

If you understand one factor concerning the Los Angeles rock band Fime, it’s that they was once Jay Som’s backing band. Actually, the rationale they determined to turn out to be Fime is that Jay Som’s European tour was cancelled as a consequence of COVID and so they had a bunch of time on their fingers. The results of all these open hours, Sweeter Reminiscence, is out immediately, and it signifies that this crew deserves some shine of its personal.

Led by Bay Space transplants Beto Brakmo and Maxine Garcia, the band costs by 11 large, loud, catchy tracks. The songs are dominated by dense layers of guitar that blast alt-rock to area scale, and so they’re topped off by extraordinarily hooky vocals plus the occasional glimmering guitar lead. Their promotional supplies declare each post-hardcore and nation influences, too, and, certain, I suppose I may hear a few of that too. (That guitar solo on “Midway” is fairly twangy.)

All collectively, it jogs my memory of Smashing Pumpkins crossed with Nice Grandpa, the previous’s classic-rock ego subbed out for extra of a contemporary emo/indie disposition. Apart from the songs that sound nothing like Smashing Pumpkins or Nice Grandpa. You’ll need to make sense of it your self beneath, a course of I think you’ll take pleasure in fairly a bit.

Sweeter Reminiscence is out now on Solid Artifacts.

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