New Orleans’ All People recently released their second full length album, “Learn Forget Repeat”, on vinyl and digital via Community Records in partnership with Asian Man Records, as well as a limited cassette release on Broken World Media.
If quirky organ-driven post-punk is right up your alley, you might want to check these guys out. They open strong with the upbeat “Consume”, which is high on both energy and melody with some catchy keys sprinkled on top. “Unfinished Book” is up next and even though it has a different vibe to it, it is equally upbeat with a cheerful organ line brightening up the song. Sounds pretty good so far.
The band will slow things down just as well though and it’s there that they kinda lose me. While the vocals are already something of umm, an acquired taste during the upbeat songs, the spoken word meets singing style adopted by vocalist Daniel Ray can get downright annoying in a song like “Devil”. “Litwop” is another slow song and comes off like an improvised jam session. Not sure what the idea was there but the album would’ve been better off without it. Luckily tracks like “Doubt” and “Conversations” more than make up for it.
Overall, “Learn Forget Repeat” is a fun album. Just a shame that the inclusion of certain songs put a dent in things.