James Allen Spirit EP
James Allen Spirit released their self-titled EP on June 24th. The seven track record is a blend of progressive and psychedelic rock. Despite this, it maintains a sense of grounding and sounds down-to-earth while still having that ethereal element.
There is great consistency with this EP without sounding monotonous. There is also a great deal of surprises and intriguing elements such as the mixing in “Loudest Voice” to have such commanding instrumentation against the vocals. Another great example is the closing track “Corset,” which begins with those trademark synths, while mixing lush and immersive French vocals alongside it.
What is great about James Allen Spirit is how it is both new and old. The whole outfit is something new and refreshing in modern music. It has an Electric Light Orchestra vibe with the synthesizers and electric sounds. Simultaneously, it has sharp guitar and demanding drums like early 80’s post-rock. The echoing vocals pair nicely with this instrumentation, increasing the aforementioned success of juxtaposing psychedelic with down-to-earth sounds.
Listen to the track “Morning Sun” here:
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1 – Sea The Current
2 – Morning Sun
3 – Alamosa
4 – Loudest Voice
5 – The Star of the Frat Party
6 – Secrets
7 – Corset