The North Texas indie rock trio, Second Story Feedback, quickly follows up their first full length, Embers, with an organic new EP entitled "Shade Tree Mechanics". The ambitious trio began to record just a few months after releasing Embers and ended up with a product of five new melodic rock songs. The opening track, "Convince Me", begins with a rock anthem chorus, while three-part vocal harmonies soar from the speakers. As "All My Defenses Are Red" fades in, a darker mood sets in. Just seconds in, the fuzzed out guitar riff leads into a pounding, bass driven, rocker. The title track, "Shade Tree Mechanics", floats as the brisk acoustic guitar and falsetto appear. This light, pop-rock, ballad quickly segues into the pop-punk attack of "Celestial". The bridge of this short tune is one of the most exciting parts of the whole EP, showcasing a jazzy percussion breakdown. The ominous five-minute, soundscape, "Cycle" closes the EP with a hypnotic mix of riffs and haunting vocals.
released April 8, 2010
All songs words and music by Paul Demer.
Paul Demer - Lead vocals, tenor guitar, six-string guitar
Josh Jessup - Drums, backing vocals
Ben Jessup - Bass, backing vocals
Tom Demer - Recording, mixing, producing, strings
Karl Demer - Mastering
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