The opening track Remember Me is immediately able to pull you in with a groovy and fairly heavy guitar riff and echoed vocal verse. I had to do a double take because I thought I was listening to a Senses Fail cover at first and I mean that as a compliment. Songs like Reunions Suck and That’s Great You’re Great pull more from the pop punk side of things with building verses that lead into a lighter and smoother chorus. It’s hard not to find yourself singing along and tapping your feet. They’re songs that just get you amped.
The EP is just the right length coming in at eight songs over 28 minutes. Two of the tracks are acoustic versions Reunions Suck and That’s Great, You’re Great. Normally I’m not a fan of including acoustic tracks, it feels like padding, but in this case the songs are drastically changed by unplugging. I actually think I might like the acoustic version of Reunions Suck more, it feels like it has more impact with everything stripped away.
We Set Signals have hit a home run with this EP. It’s a nice mix of heavier post hardcore songs and lighter pop punk influenced tracks. Every part feels solid, particularly the guitar work and vocals stand above. The band is bringing things back to the early days and shedding a lot of the current tropes of the genre. In doing so they’ve crafted an EP that really must be experienced.
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