With a penchant for pensively composed music, a track titled Scar Tissue was always going to go down well with me. Yet 14th Avenues latest 2018 debut gave me chills. The immersive swirling and muted thrashing of the Electronica beat created a succinct cacophony of tangible sound that you just can’t help but get lost in. Unlike with most other Electronica tracks 14th Avenue provided a sweet narration of the spiral of despair that was keyed into the synthy sound. It was perhaps 14th Avenues (AKA Cole M) vocals that melted through me the most. His Lo Fi sensibility incited an irresistible charm and fragility to the track. However 14th Avenue isn’t just another Lo Fi band assimilating the same sounds as Pavement, Wavves and Neutral Milk Hotel, he’s added urban rhythm into the vocals that turn his tracks into more of a story than simply just another superficial track.
My mind was officially blown to learn that 14th Avenue is ‘just’ a high school kid, well, now I feel pretty lazy, I wasn’t a multi-instrumentalist with the ability to play drums, guitar, bass, piano ukulele, trumpet and the harmonica alongside producing my own tracks.
If you want to be put to shame check out out 14th Avenues track Scar Tissue on Soundcloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast