Exploring the curious case of the EP format through new releases from Charle Worsham and Midland.
‘The Prequel’ brings something for everyone.
The short version: EPs generally fail to offer much of anything substantial, but this is a great exception to that rule. Favorite tracks: “Rhinestones,” “Countryside,” “Rodeo” Least favorite track: “Shot In The Dark” Rating: 8/10 The long version: In 2019, it’s harder than ever for artists to cut through the clutter. Yes, the Internet has… Continue reading EP Review: Charlie Marie – Self-Titled
The short version: Kylie Rae Harris comes into her own on her newest self-titled EP, and the only disappointing thing about it is it’s not a full-length album. Favorite tracks: “Twenty Years From Now,” “Missouri,” “Don’t Let The Walls Fall Yet” Least favorite track: “Big Ol’ Heartache” Rating: 7/10 The long version: For as much… Continue reading EP Review: Kylie Rae Harris – Self-Titled
The short version: The melodic construction and harmonies are spectacular on Farewell Angelina’s sophomore EP, but it could benefit even more from sharper writing and stickier hooks. Aside from this, the short length of the project doesn’t give it time to really grab the listener the way it should. Favorite tracks: “Ghosts,” “Baby,” “I Feel You” Least… Continue reading EP Review: Farewell Angelina – ‘Women & Wine’
The short version: Carlton Anderson may have gotten on the wrong foot with country music on “Drop Everything,” but this self-titled EP showcases an artist worth hearing. The long version: If you had told me at one point I wouldn’t be excited to hear a new artist who sounds like a throwback to country music… Continue reading EP Review: Carlton Anderson – Self-Titled
The short version: Lauren Morrow’s self-titled EP is short, but it’s loaded with richness. The long version: Change can either be the worst or best thing to happen to a band. When certain people ask for more of the same while others ask for innovation, it only serves to highlight why artists should follow their… Continue reading EP Review: Lauren Morrow – Self-Titled
This is a re-uploaded post from Swamp Opera. What a coincidence. Just two weeks ago, I saw Alan Jackson live in Canandaigua, New York. His opener was a guy by the name of Dee White. He was sort of quiet and didn’t talk much other than to introduce songs or say that his band was… Continue reading EP Review: Dee White – ‘Southern Gentleman’ (Side A)