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Review: Phone Home – self-titled EP by Jayson
October 7, 2010, 10:18 am
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I always get a little nervous when a band lists a wide range of influences, especially when it’s stuff I like. It’s pretty rare when their music turns out to be good. Phone Home’s self-titled EP is good, extremely good in fact. The Vallarelli brothers have put together 4 tracks of extremely solid indie rock and ambient fusion; equal component parts krautrock, early-00’s indie rock like the Walkmen and spacey, vocal-less ambient. Phone Home’s music also sounds like a logical continuation of the experimental and indie rock bands that are their NYC legacy; you can hear influences of no wave bands, Sonic Youth and the aforementioned turn of the century indie bands.  The Vallerllis manage to balance this different elements effortlessly that on some level I feel it does their music a disservice to talk about their influences; this is a really organic sound.

Phone Home’s self titled EP is availble on the their Bandcamp site. You can download it for free, but I’m telling you that you should pay something for it; it’s worth it.

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– Jayson

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