The continuous flow that is the curvature of the Earth didn’t allow You Me and Everyone We Know to remain a full band. As the fate Gods would have it certain circumstances prevented further growth, and with a negative departure, this separation stands permanently. Yet, two positive things have come from this disastrous end. The potential of one member has increased with possible sobriety, and new music has been produced from the other members.
In late 2011, Augustine Rampolla and Kyle Gibson created The Little Indians, a psychedelic pop indie band which seems to be catching the eyes of former YMEWK fans. Still a fresh crew, and armed with only a split EP, The Little Indians have yet to really grasp proper attention.
However, they have just released a new song called “Think Twice” which displays their abilities and could possibly capture a new audience. The song starts off with a unique introduction, almost setting a “live” atmosphere, and eventually gains a strong drum beat. A beginning guitar tune fades into a more involved melody, basically creating a groovy song. There is heavy concentration on all elements, with added effects, and the combination of instruments just works. Additionally, a certain element of respect comes into play, and no aspect is overpowered; all inputs are given equal exposure.
Now, the lyrics are also included in the equality equation. A simple story has been fashioned, while humble lyrics aid in a polite retelling. This song seems to be about complexity and its unnecessary attributes. With stanzas like, “Seems to me you think that all I ever do is dream/ you’re right in part/ my heart, it craves simpler things,” this song becomes honest. The narrator goes on to confess, “Oh I don’t really mind you/ but I think you should know right now/you’re traveling the same old roads.” In general, the narrator’s indications of simplicity and redundant actions are supposed to curse the pursuer away.
I find little to complain about when it comes to this song. My only large fear is how un-accepting some fans may be. The Little Indians are a separate entity from their former associates, and some may approach with hesitation. However, “Think Twice” does employ some new and exciting elements from the Rampolla/Gibson team that should raise a few eyebrows at least. Perhaps proper attention can be fulfilled and all expectations met. They’ve done more than fulfill personal aspirations; all that is left now is to really impress the rest of us, which they are well on their way to doing.