In best-bread-related-band-since-Archers-of-Loaf news, Eastern Bakery recently announced they’d be releasing new music soon, which is great news considering how much (a lot) I liked the self-titled, 8 song EP they released last year. Although most songs clock in at well under 2 minutes, the EP is unhurried and not concerned with punky thrashings; it has a much longer lasting appeal. At times, the band are happy to sit back into chugging guitars, giving the drawling vocals plenty of space to connect to full effect. In one of the highlights of the EP, ‘Color Blue’, we are taken from lollipops to suicide in a matter of words in a master class of chilling understatement
‘Lollipop by the pool/ stains your mouth, color blue/ Suicide, they labelled you/ and your lips, colored blue’
From their name, to their cover art, to their vocal delivery, ‘understated’ is a pretty good way to describe the Isla Vista, CA based 3-piece, but these slacker pop punks, or whatever you want to call them, definitely pack a punch and can write killer tunes.
‘Stressing It’ is my favourite song from the EP, harnessing exactly the kind of slacker melancholy that these chill dudes are masters in.
‘Let’s just forget it/ Don’t even stress it’
Stay tuned for more Eastern Bakery news as and when I receive it…