The track begins with muted, pulsing guitar lines from Kensrue and Teranishi before launching into a wild, powerful riff. Kensrue’s voice has never sounded better than in the verse here, effortlessly doing his thing overtop the always excellent instrumentation. Contrasting the muted, fast verses is the well-paced crawl of the chorus. While Kensrue sings, Teranishi plays a remarkable lead line that cuts through the other instrumentation perfectly, tastefully made to back Dustin’s voice and to shine in their own light. Once again, Eddie continues to be the only bassist you can actually feel and hear in music, and thank God for that. Another soon-to-be-classic Teranishi riff carries the song to its completion.
No one would be surprised if Major/Minor snags the 2011 Album Of The Year slot. “Yellow Belly” and “Promises” certainly have their campaign started, and we’re only a month from hearing the full record. Pre-order the album here