Although Cameron Walker, Weatherstar lead singer and Never Shout Never look-alike, might seem to be an acoustic pop-punk clone, his music with drummer Billy Toti is refreshing. With clever lyrics and catchy hooks, Weatherstar stands out from the sea of rising bands. In their latest endeavor, a self-titled EP, the band shows off their songwriting chops with six likable tunes.
"Postcards," the first song of the collection, starts the set off right. The song has a lot of commercial appeal, and will hopefully be the hit that garners the band deserved attention. A defining characteristic of all of Weatherstar's songs are the thoughtful lyrics. Clearly, the band makes good pop music, but the smart wordings show that their songs don't just have superficial appeal- although, there is the exception of Walker's affinity for adding series of "da, da, da" to fill lyrical voids.
The condensed EP was a smart move for Weatherstar because it allows the listener to really appreciate the five infectious songs. The sixth and final song in the set, "What Was I Thinking, " has much more of a rock vibe than the rest of the tunes. It's definitely a departure, and maybe one that the band should hold off on until they can perfect the sound.
Overall, Weatherstar's EP is a pleasure and a must buy for any scene music fan.
4 out of 5 by Freelancer Liz Blackwood