Local Record Review: 'Songs We All Are Singing' by the Devious Means
Photography by Jason Watts, from the Devious Means Facebook page.
The group, driven in large part by the twin vocal dynamic of guitarist Christopher Faris and keyboardist Rachel Anderson, are still finding their own sound on Songs We All Are Singing, but compared to some bands who never quite move beyond well-meaning mimicry, that's already a good sign. Certainly, there's plenty here that can come across as near stereotypical big-sounding 21st century indie rock, common enough in a time where even small acts can easily sound like they're constantly filling arenas thanks to good production. However, the fact that the EP ends with a ukelele-led duet in "Good Company" seems like an apt choice.
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