Tuesday, 28 July 2015 00:00

Album Review :: Soundtrack to Sleep :: East Coast Anxiety

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Soundtrack to Sleep :: East Coast Anxiety


Soundtrack to Sleep’s East Coast Anxiety is a 4 track EP that feels so much more robust than 4 songs. It is raw, natural, intimate, and messy in all the right ways. They are self described emo/shoegaze, but every track on East Coast Anxiety is way too full of emotion to fall into the shoegaze category, these songs will have a pit going.


The first track, All We Do Is Talk, is catchy, yet not at all. It is emo but not weak and it’s lyrics perfectly capture a breakup “the words were on my tongue but they all sounded so wrong / so I slipped back into silence- put them back where they came from /I wish that I could say something like, / "hey I hope there's no hard feelings" / maybe it's too soon”.


In Green Mountains, there is a a wonderful disconnect between the music and the vocals. It is so beautifully chaotic. Riverrun crosses into the screamo realm, which turns out is a term that has fallen out of fashion since the late 90s, but fuck it, I am using it here.


East Coast Anxiety, this song is 100% screamo. It is pure unrestrained emotions through strained vocals. The track starts off slow, then builds to the screaming. This EP is full of great lyrics, but this song contacts one that I just can’t get out of my head, “how did we get here? we're all empty bodies in the same room”. I just love all of the implications that it has.. This track is just over 5 minutes. Daring for a punk band. Good move. I am a fan, Love it.

East Coast Anxiety is an album full of pent up emotion, just exploding in a beautifully raw way and we get to listen to it’s musical form. Sorry, but to me, it is everything, but shoegaze.

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Andrea Janov, CC2K Music Editor

Andrea was raised by rock n’ roll parents who knew the importance of concerts and going past the no trespassing signs. She spent her adolescence in a small town punk rock scene where she moshed, fell in love, and produced a few cut and paste fanzines. Currently she not only writes about music here on CC2K, but she also writes poetry about punk rock kids.

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