Wednesday, August 22, 2012
While all of Sally’s songs chronicle the ‘perils’ and frustrations of relationships, this is by no means an ‘emo’ album. Kristen Gudsnuk (who also drew the cartoons below) chronicles these tales in innocent and childlike voice while the other members of the band create a catchy indie-pop backdrop, which is complete with accordion, glockenspiel, kazoo, and melodica. These catchy melodies though ‘hide’ the lyrics so you can be humming along to each of the songs after a listen or two without really noticing that you are singing about Sally’s neuroses and frustrations. One of my favorite numbers on the disc is the charging pop/rock number “Friends are Foes” which contains the lyrics “Girls are stupid, shallow brats / And guys make me want to die / I can't be a part of that / So I'll just be all alone tonight”.
Sally is working on their debut full-length and there are a number of songs over- and-above what is on the new EP posted on the band’s website (link below).
Sally (the band)