I don’t know too much about the band Lost Woods but what I can tell you is that you are a five-piece consisting of Peter White, Tom Baird, Sam Godwin, Brayden Leske and Sam Baird. Don’t ask me what each of them does in the band because I don't know but what I do know is that their recent three-song self-titled EP Lost Woods is quite good. They are a guitar band that relies on melody, intricacy and layers rather than distortion. The vocalist has a great voice that is comforting and warm, and never relies on aggression. As a unit they sound somewhere between Local Natives and Real Estate.
The first song is called “Overflow,” which wraps itself in inventive clean guitar patterns, drums and a foundational bass line. When the vocals hit you know you are in for a treat. They are infectious and inviting. As the song progresses they beef things up a bit with a mild distortion but don't over do it. I thoroughly enjoyed the background vocal harmonies as well. To the point, it’s just a really well put together song that is hard to deny.
They don’t disappoint with the second song entitled “King Of Aberdeen.” The intricate drumming is key on this song as the band relies on the same strengths that made the first song so enjoyable. Everything from the clean guitars, minimal bass and vocals create a clean, warm atmosphere that is easy on the ears.
They close with “Monegasque,” which is the biggest sounding song of the three. It starts with a bang and a little more distortion and reverb on the guitars than we heard before. It may be the highlight of the album and they end in a grand way with the band epically rocking out.
With just three songs, there wasn't too much material here to judge but listening to these three songs Lost Woods has a lot of potential and talent. I’m looking forward to the full-length.
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