by Sam Jenkins
Breakers is a Charlottesville band that was mentioned in the article preceding this one. They recently released an EP called And So On. It is three songs long, and pretty good, so I figured I’d point it out for you all. Keep in mind, this review will be a bit different than most of mine, because there’s less material to cover.
And So On (ASO) may only be an EP, but it has some serious punch. The guitars are loud and full of energy. The drums are either well played or (maybe) programmed. Overall, though, my favourite parts are the lyrics. Lukas Brown’s lyrical stylings have always impressed me, and these songs are no exception. Jante’s Inferno’s verses are especially discriptive, and the chorus on Figure To Ground has already been memorized by yours truly. The real tragedy is how I can’t always understand what he’s saying. Especially on the first verse of And So On, which I still haven’t figured out. For the most part on ASO however, this is not the case. Almost everything comes through clearly, at least on the guitar, and vocals. On one occasion, the bass and drums are lost in the mix.
When it comes down to it, this is a great EP. It’s hard to judge, because it’s so short, but here’s what you need to know: the guitars are roaring, the lyrics are descriptive and, for lack of a better word, awesome. The mixing isn’t the best, but it’s not bad, and my complaints mostly come from stylistic differences. To be brutally honest, my biggest problem is I like all these songs better live. If that is the detail I’m hung up on, then you know this is good music. And So On by Breakers gets a 5.5/7, and if you can, go see them live.