24 Nov 2014
E.P Review: Soft Peaks "Altocumular"
Reviewed by Elizabeth Klisiewicz
This Baltimore power pop group mines a musical vein you've all heard before, with influences like the Flamin’ Groovies and Big Star worn plainly on their sleeves. And there’s nothing wrong with that, because when this sort of melodic, hard-edged music is played and sung as well as it is here, then it’s a welcome addition to the power pop pantheon. The songs have simple structures and “Everybody Wants Her” is an amusing song about other guys wanting the singer’s girl, with funny lyrics I won’t quote here. Suffice it to say that this is an enjoyable and short release with well-crafted songs from a talented group. Rather than play spot the influence, I invite you to check out the band’s music here: