You cannot go wrong with free music, and Equal Vision knows that. In celebration of the label’s signing of Life On Repeat, the band has posted their entire EP online for in the pay-what-you-want format. I can easily recommend it.
In the vein of a harder Conditions or Search The City, Life On Repeat offers up catchy melodies with harmonized vocals, distortion and double bass. While leaning towards the pop/rock side of the fence, the band does a great job setting up high energy sections sure to move crowds.
“Southern Girls” is a great starter for new LOR listeners. After just a few listens, I was singing along to “What goes around comes around / I never thought I’d be this way,” from the pre-chorus. I’ve always loved songs with a big pre-chorus AND a big chorus, which makes this a winner for me. Just when people could accuse the band of being unoriginal comes a…guitar solo? The hell? It works though, leading into an interesting breakdown that keeps things fresh.
Top 40 potential is oozing from “Buzzkill,” which channels Ivoryline at times. Lyrics that target everyone from tweens to the older folks let the track appeal to the masses, just as “The Message Is You” and “Seperation” feature.
Yes, you can download it for free, but do consider giving these guys a few bucks. Touring costs money, and bands don’t have money.
The link: Life On Repeat – As I Grew