Prism Cloud
Golden Star



by neurisis17 USER (20 Reviews)
October 10th, 2014 | 0 replies

Release Date: 2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Just a few more steps...

Prism Cloud are a Dallas based 3-piece that play what is essentially indie rock (plus varying amounts of shoe gaze, and punk of the surf or post variety). This is their first EP, and within we find a group of songs that bleed summer. Everything has a very warm feel to it, is very relaxing, and has a pleasing lightheartedness.

First off, the album definitely would benefit from some beefier production, but seeing as this is a DIY sort of project, I can forgive that for a debut EP. Besides that, there are some slight discrepancies with the tightness of the group, perhaps some last minute issues had to go unresolved. These instances aren't glaring but can sort of take me out of the music for a second.

The biggest highlight for me has got to be "Pleaser". The jangly guitars provide a great texture to the song, and the bridge to the ensuing crescendo is quite nice. It's quite a nostalgic song, ready to be featured on a road trip playlist (probably to a beach somewhere). Another point of interest is "Thump Me". It's a fun song, period. A little bit surfy, and a good measure of punk, without losing the band identity.

Honestly, there's no bad song on this thing. Although the album is lacking a certain vitality, it's a good starting off point for a young band, and hopefully will open up some doors for broader horizons.

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