the quincey - THE quincey
I would say that The Quincey’s self assessment as a psychedelic folk band, with some rock influences, is a rather spot on description. I was bathed in the tunes of a rather well put together EP when I listened to their five track self-titled album. “Sunny Days” feels very folksy to me with the dual male and female vocals, a clapping percussion sound in the background, and the addition of a tambourine. There’s a nice little dose of rock in there too, though appears more as an afterthought than a main focal point.
“Look up to the Sky” reminds me of something I would hear on the Brady Bunch. This does have a bit of an ethereal quality, sounding like something residing just outside the grasp of our atmosphere but still very close to home. It’s also rather catchy.
Now “Rainbows” has a lot more of the psychedelic flavor I was looking for, with more ambient liberties. It’s also a bit deeper, which of course caught my ear. The album keeps up this pace with the more heavily rock flavored “Late City Night”, which also featured a really smooth solo.
“Til the End” has a classic melody balanced with electronic vocals and some whammy to make an altogether interesting song. I thought this was a pretty solid end to EP, as it seemed to be the most accurate representation of everything this band is influenced by and stands for. I think this is a great carefree type album, for someone who likes to sway lightly with the music and just enjoy it.
The songs do seem to get a bit heavier in tone as the album progresses; I’m a bigger fan of the last three than of the first two, as they were more immersive and attention grabbing, but I can easily see someone enjoying this entire EP. It feels like a summery album that would play well on a car radio at a campground or by the beach. Definitely give it a listen for some laid back tunes.
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