Ever listen to a CD and immediately start to smile? If the answer is actually yes. Think about the last time this actually happened. I pressed play on The Maine's new EP, and I just grinned. If you know me, you know I like bouncy. Random guitar riffs are popping in from left & right from the first track. After "If I Only Had The Heart" I find myself anxiously waiting to hear what's next!
Title track starts of with "She's fresh to death." Obviously, I'm going to like this song. It took me a second to pin down who The Maine sounds like. Cute Is What We Aim For, but better. They've got more cred, and random hip hop references ("Cus you're a dime") and claps, and subtle screams, and puns, ("Sex sells, and your sex cells make all the lost boys drool").
I wasn't feeling "Give Me Anything" until the sing along started, then a Chester cat smile spread across my face. I'm falling in love with this band as I type this.
They start to lose steam with "We Change, We Wait" but "The Town's Been Talkin'" shows a glimpse of what O'Callaghan can do vocally, with the strong chorus.
You'll understand why the CD is called "The Way We Talk" when you give it a play. Lead singer, John O'Callaghan, voice resonates through you with an eclectic sound, and lyrics that from the looks of their page is distinctly them. It's the way they talk.
I wish this EP had come out in early April because it's a very Spring CD. No, not Summer, Spring. I haven't been this intrigued by an EP since Forever The Sickest Kids. I'm very excited for The Maine to come through town because it's going to be one serious dance party. The EP is $3.99, check it out.
4.5 out of 5 [CO]