Hurry Casual Feelings

Hurry Casual Feelings
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In the late '90s, Hurry would have been compared to Blink-182 or early Weezer. Today, they seem more like little brothers of bands like Car Seat Headrest and Cloud Nothings. But while they don't quite have the sophistication of these contemporaries, their ability to write straightforward, heart-on-sleeve power-pop songs does place them not too far behind.
 
At just 10 minutes, the EP bears multiple plays through, and by just the second listen, listeners will have picked up on key passages, like the angsty chorus of "Casual Feelings." And while it's hard not to cringe at lyrics like "Maybe this is all just one big mistake / It's not my fault I'm crazy for you," the naive emotions behind the tune are way too real not to strike a chord. Same goes for the upbeat "All Night," which combines emo melodies and Beatles-esque drums, and "Guided Meditation", a guitar-and-voice alt-ballad that doesn't fall far from the Green Day tree.
 
Hurry don't hold many surprises, but they skilfully avoid being predictable here. The production is efficient, transparent and never gets in the way of what's really the point here: the feeling. (Lame-O Records)