BOSTON/NE BANDS, Fresh Stream

PERSONAL FINANCE

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personalfin

A little bit of a curveball being thrown by these Jamaica Plain popsters on their new EP, I.O.U. MANIA. This one sees them straying onto psychedelic grounds in their sound, and it is a pleasant switch up. The overall is a country-psych vibe (aided on one track by Boston luminary Brendon Wood on slide guitar), which happens to be a place I wish more pop bands were operating out of, so they score with me there. “The Banshee” has a kind of 70s pop rock vibe going with much in the way of psychedelic trimmings. If you can get down with that sound then you should probably be checking out this EP. Only 4 songs here, but this is the best stuff I’ve heard from this gang. This record is at it’s best when I can hear more PERSONAL FINANCE in the songs than the influences that drive them (which at times show clearly through the cracks). Nice to hear them exploring.

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