You don’t need eyeliner in order to craft some solid emo songs. You don’t even need that silly notion that your modern-day problems are so much bigger than everyone else’s. The ability to write some artistic, catchy riffs on the guitar as The Early Years do is a great place to start.
Don’t get me wrong, the Portland, OR-based indie/emo one-man-band The Early Years sound anything like My Chemical Romance. On this song called “Pitcher Plant”, one thing is apparent above anything else; the guitar chords are doing some magic. This acoustic guitar riff is like your emo music Houdini. I’m not kidding; the guitar work on this is excellent.
The vocals are pretty likable too. I dig both the tone and the vocal line as well, it serves the song right. Really, there’s nothing bad that I can say about this song. Even the artwork, which I find pretty 2005-MySpace-era I take into consideration as something entirely positive.
Let me ask you this: Are you keen on flannels? If the answer is yes then this is emo alternative indie acoustic track will be up your alley. Check it out here
Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis