The Mark of Excellence

Split Screens

Split Screens EP

> > Dec 04 2012

Split Screens - Split Screens EP
By Daniel SylvesterNot only does the Split Screens EP, the debut release from San Franciscan Jesse Cafiero (under the eponymous moniker), bring you back to the golden age of slow-core, it makes you realize that there actually was a golden age of slow-core. Utilizing electronic-minded musicians like Tyco's Rory O'Connor on drums and Jeremy Black on analog tape delay, Cafiero approaches his indie rock in a much different manner than, say, Codeine, Idaho or Low did decades back. On tracks like "Born," "When it Comes to You" and "Deep Down," Cafiero's heartbreakingly serene melodies are expertly enhanced by Geneva Harrison's gorgeous vibraphone playing. Using delay and slide guitar, while his double-tracked vocals lag, Jesse gives each of the EP's five tracks a haunted, lovesick response. Split Screens is an emotionally charged piece of work that never tries to be overwrought or precious; it's just a collection of songs demonstrating the beauty that unadulterated passion can exude.
(Independent)
GET IT!
Pop & Rock RSS
Mailing List
SHARE IT!
Google+
Google Bookmarks
StumbleUpon
Reddit
Tumblr
Be the first to comment
Login
Keep me logged in
Prove You Are Not a Robot
To remove this step go back and login.

Pop & Rock Highlights

This Week's Pop & Rock

Recent Pop & Rock

Picks

Most Popular Stories

  1. Courage My Love - MUSIC / VIDEO: Courage My Love "Asleep" (the Smiths cover) on Exclaim! TV
  2. Neil Young - 'Storytone' (album stream)MUSIC / VIDEO: Neil Young 'Storytone' (album stream)
  3. U.S. Study Reveals the 'Musicthatmakesyoudumb'NEWS: U.S. Study Reveals the 'Musicthatmakesyoudumb'

Latest Issue: Oct 14 Issue