This five-piece from Fresno, CA dropped their Diamonds and Pearls EP a year ago, but I just heard it a few weeks ago. I don’t hear much straight up indie rock that I like these days. Most groups sound like a hundred other bands that have come before and lean on that familiarity in lieu of being different.
While Diamonds and Pearls finds the band sometimes sounding like a folkier Dismemberment Plan meets early Death Cab meets Band of Horses, the EP is exceptionally listenable. The band frequently switch seamlessly from earnest acoustic folk arrangements into full modern indie rock bombast that is seldom heard in the indie rock genre.
Why did it take me a year to find this? Dont wait that long…press play.