Title - 'Beast' (EP)
Artist - Everest Cale
The new EP Beast by Everest Cale is just that - a beast of a small entity, ready and waiting to pounce into your ears. Showing off varying degrees of dynamic musical variations, some delicious vocal ranges, and some ever-so-tight musicianship, Beast is one of the most solid musical entities of the past decade.
The EP kicks of with the title track, 'Beast,' a song that enables singer Brett Treacy's stellar vocals to meld beautifully with the plucked guitar work from Jeremy Kolmin. In the vein of Ryan Adams, 'Goodbye' is next and tells a sad tale of someone lost in time, before 'The Ocean' allows for Aaron Nystrup’s bass work to come more to the fore.
A tender 'Soaked' is next, and is definitely one of the highlights of the EP. Indeed, once the indie country-sounding 'Place We Know Is Home' has come to and end; and therein the whole EP, you are back to replay instantly. In closing, know that all the instrumentalists on this EP play at the finest level, and together with Treacy's vocal tone, ensure that this EP can only lead to greater things.