There’s a line in one of my favorite movies, Singles, it goes “If I had a personal conversation with God, I’d ask him to create this girl.” And, I kid you not, if I had a personal conversation with God, I’d ask him to create this band. Now, you should know, I’m not particularly religious, in fact, writing the word God is a big deal for me, but that’s just really how I feel about this band. It feels like they were made just for ME.
Blending the perfect bits of Pinback, Q And Not U, Cap N’ Jazz, and their own personal driving, noted, guitar charged breakdowns–I just can’t get enough. The strangest thing about this EP, though, is that it obviously feels like it could have been released fifteen years ago (save for low quality production). So what does that mean for the future of Dryjacket? Will old vacant scenesters like myself find this band? Or will younger fans find their way to them? I hope it’s the latter–or both–but it remains to be seen, and I’ll be watching, intently. Their sound is so dated in a wonderful way (dare I say, classic?) I just can’t help but wonder what the future holds for them. No matter where they’re headed, I’ll be cheering them on. Pick up this EP, now.
Buy It, Stream It, or Skip It? Buy it however you buy things these days.