Guest House
I'll Get Over It I Guess


4.0
excellent

Review

by atrink USER (75 Reviews)
August 14th, 2014 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: But right now I'm just trying to feel okay.

Basically the fleshed out solo project of Old Gray’s violin player Nick Kwas, Guest House formed earlier this year with little to no fanfare, releasing their debut ep almost a month ago. With a single look at the album cover/title of Guest House’s I’ll Get Over It I Guess one would seem to expect devastatingly, slow brooding, sad music behind deeply heartfelt and emotional lyrics. What listeners actually get is twinkly, upbeat and, dare I say it, almost happy music behind deeply heartfelt and emotional lyrics.

While this is just a smallest of introductions that a band could make with a four track debut clocking in at just under 11 minutes, Guest House manages to perfectly blend catchy songwriting with melancholy lyricism, making for an ep that is simultaneously fun and difficult. “Arbor Day” is the perfect example of this, with copious amounts of woahs and ohs coupled with winding bright guitar riffs and an insanely catchy hook, all the while containing deeply personal, if not a little clichéd, lyrical content. Album closer “Brave” invokes the sole use of harsh vocals to be found and even goes so far as to incorporate an almost post-rock aspect to finish the both the track the ep itself.

In a day an age in which there seems to be emotional bands popping up out of the word work left and right, it is uncommon to find a band that gets it right on their first go around. This is a debut that Perfectly encompasses the best of what a reenergized emo genre has to offer, and although I’ll Get Over It I Guess” may be too small of a sampling to know for sure if Guest House is a band that will continue to turn heads the rest of their career, this release is definitely worth more than the little praise it has been garnering.



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atrink
August 14th 2014


2855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sorry for being the worst contributor on this site lol. I've just been having an absolutely shitty summer and reviewing has been pretty low on the list of things to worry about.



But regardless, this ep has been on repeat for probably two weeks now. And it's available on bandcamp for name your price.



guesthouseband.bandcamp.com

atrink
August 14th 2014


2855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Definitely better than the new empire! empire! release.

ExplosiveOranges
August 14th 2014


4408 Comments


Yay! You're back!

VaxXi
August 14th 2014


4418 Comments


The new Empire Empire! release was a real letdown, but i guess thats expected when they follow up such an insane album. Also imma check this out :3

atrink
August 14th 2014


2855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes, hopefully i am back lol



But you should check it out. it's not really like empire empire but it's still a solid release.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
August 14th 2014


27898 Comments


sweet, an atrink review :D

ShitsofRain
August 14th 2014


8257 Comments


why does it always rain on me : (

good to see you back alex

VaxXi
August 14th 2014


4418 Comments


This is nice :3

iamSeraph
August 14th 2014


928 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Absolutely stunning release. Digging this. Thanks to ShitsofRain for the rec.

ShitsofRain
August 14th 2014


8257 Comments


i expected nothing else from you bro

atrink
August 15th 2014


2855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks guys : )



@shitsofrain you heard of these guys before i wrote this review? lol

VaxXi
August 15th 2014


4418 Comments


*Edit: Ignore this comment, posted it on the wrong review

atrink
August 15th 2014


2855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Lol I was gonna say, they only yelled/screamed on one track.

zakalwe
August 15th 2014


38505 Comments


"twinkly, upbeat and, dare I say it, almost happy music behind deeply heartfelt and emotional lyrics"

Fuck me yet another appearance within hours of the worst term ever used. If I see "twinkly" splashed about in a review once more I'm going to end it all.

atrink
August 16th 2014


2855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That's a bit dramatic



ShitsofRain
August 16th 2014


8257 Comments


no, i just shared it with him after i read your review

atrink
August 16th 2014


2855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I see. So do you have any idea what you'd rate this?



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