The composed disorder and bare honesty is what makes Deming so refreshing in the market. Songs feel like a journey going from calm and smooth to almost atmospheric instrumental moments and then energetic and memorable choruses. Lyrically there's a lot of genuine subjects on display: fearing change, positivity regarding your friends and partner, as well as things about respecting personal choices and autonomy. There's no hiding anything behind metaphors here, every feeling is laid out raw. As much as I enjoy a good metaphor it's nice to hear things tackled like this.
If there's anything that could use a bit of improvement it's that occasionally the vocals seem to run on a bit and fail to connect to the instrumentals like on the opening of the song Jackass. Thankfully it doesn't detract from the song or album and it's a very rare instance. Mostly the album has a nice flow to it. The mix is a bit rough but in this case it works with the DIY aesthetic and sound, I feel like something more polished would actually do a disservice to the organic honesty of the album.
FARSEEK's Deming carves its own space in the emo revival/indie rock scene with its natural intensity and ability to pull something memorable from what seems like sheer chaos. As a first step the band is really putting their best foot forward. It's a bit rough around the edges but most of the gruffness works in favor of the sound. This is a band you definitely don't want to miss.