Album Reviews

Faye – Faye
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 09:15
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On their self-titled debut, Charlotte, NC’s Faye crank out five fuzzy indie tunes with a slight grunge-y vibe that occasionally pops up. Opening track “Yellow Canary” is as good of an introduction as any other song on here with its rumbling bassline, fuzzed up guitars, backup vocals that bring labelmates Cayetana to mind and some very innocent-sounding, lightweight vocals that contrast nicely with the rest of the tune.

Faye doesn’t really deviate from that path on the other four songs. Nothing particularly wrong with that, but they still have some work cut out for them. There are parts in both “Teacups” and “Vowels” that don’t feel particularly right and which don’t work with the EP’s overall loose vibe. On the other hand, there are tunes like “Chow Chow” and the brooding “Ancient Bones” that show they are on the right path.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.