(Forget About It)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Jesus and Mary Chain
Gorgeous are a new band destined to makes waves in the indie world. Their four song debut EP, Forget About It, is full of lo-fi, somber sounds that will draw you in. The production feels as if were recorded in analog, giving it a live studio feel, adding a certain charm to the album. As for the vocals go, they are deep and unique, being woven into the music so they don’t take control. We love the fact that they have multiple vocalists, providing the album with depth and strength. The drums seem to be the driving force behind the songs, the use of the cymbals are fresh and captivating. At times they sound like a subdued version of The Cramps, it’s actually refreshing that Gorgeous keeps things toned- down.
Starting off the album is "Yankee Kids"; the track starts off with a mellow vibe with a ton of harmonizing and echoed vocals and the undercurrent of the deep bass helps fuse everything together. As this song progresses; you can feel the intensity kick up a bit. At the 4:03 mark, the song takes a welcome shift into an upbeat rhythm to end. "Justice For Women" is a standout track, it has a mood of the band Morphine, minus the horns. A couple of our editors felt it had a unique style and could be in a Quentin Tarantino movie. "My Lady" is a mood setter, with its somber sounds and soft whispering vocals making this an engaging, loner song. Ending the album is the airy "Forget About It," giving us more of the echoed vocals, it sounds as if the singer is in an empty gymnasium and the song just closes out with a nice steady jam.
So there you have it, there is no doubt that Gorgeous are very talented musicians, this EP should get some notice. It shows some maturity and constraint, as they can take this music in any direction, we look forward to their first full length. - 3/19/2014
Standout Tracks: Justice For Women