Music, Print, Reviews January 11, 2016

Ablum Review: Plum – Light Years, Dark Years

by BandWagon Magazine

07_PlumDenver rockers, Plum, have done it again as they just released their highly anticipated EP Light Years, Dark Years. This three-piece psychedelic rock band has taken the local music scene by storm. The band that formed in 2014 consisting of Kyle Miller, Jake Supple, and Ty Baron has managed to create the perfect combination of classic ‘70s rock and modern day alternative. Light Years, Dark Years is a five-track record that will leave listeners yearning for the days of classic rock bands like The Doors and Cream.

The title track is full of fuzz guitar and tight bass lines, giving off hints of early Black Keys, which begs for more hallucinatory aria. Next we transition into “Cosmic Vice.” This song is full of expression as the layered vocals and groovy bass lines take over. This could be compared to the work of indie rockers Temples, as the vocalists’ haunting voices compliment each other. The smooth sounds achieved will make you feel a nostalgic sense of summer as it feels warm and hazy with each guitar riff and heavy drum beat. Listening to “Love Is In The Air” will give the impression of a classic rock song, until it breaks into an eccentric tune. This melody is a very close representation of Tame Impala’s “Lonerism,” a favorite for many music lovers. As this song gives the EP a break from the heavy drum and head banging harmonies, it can only be described as smooth and simple. The fourth song, “Drip,” is a song that leaves one bobbing their head to the similar sounds of Black Sabbath. Plum manages to expand on their sound and take you to a time where music had no boundaries and was full of the potential to express one’s self entirely.

Overall, this five-song EP has proved that the up-and-coming rockers are changing the local music scene of Colorado. Though there is plenty of influence from a diverse selection of bands, ranging from the smooth sounds of Muddy Waters, all the way to the psychedelic composition of Pink Floyd and Thee Oh Sees, This EP is a rock and roll gem, filled with infectious chorus and charming instrumentals. Light Years, Dark Years allows for easy listening to an audience of any kind.

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