Little Anchor -Yellow Lights
“Bouncy pop gem wrapped in a playful wrapper”
Little Anchor’s Yellow Lights kicks off with a thoroughly delightful pop nugget, “Don’t Be Scared to Move,” featuring a fun Letters To Cleo vibe and a hooky refrain. The EP refuses to lose momentum, quickly transitioning into another rhythmically charged pop-rock track (“Lady Tennessee”) that, in a less corrupt commercial radio environment, would certainly be in heavy rotation. The song keeps things moving with a great drum track and tight vocal harmonies, courtesy of lead singer Alexa Cabellon. Side A concludes with a slower, piano-driven tune entitled “SEA/MD,” which introduces more atmospheric textures and tasteful acoustic guitars to the previously straightforward arrangements. Side B opens with more tight acoustic work, as Cabellon’s vocals seem to sit above “A Sentimental Way” in an angelic register. Drums and bass slowly creep into the mix after the first
Brooklyn, NY / (Self-released)
verse - a nice touch by producer Gary Atturio. The gentle nature of Side B continues in “Until Our Eyes Adjust,” as sweet strings and light percussion accompany cleanly plucked guitars. Rounding out the EP is “When You’re Looking,” a more up-tempo way to end the record. All in all, Yellow Lights provides a quick glimpse into the best of Brooklyn’s burgeoning indie pop scene. Pick up the vinyl if you can, as Masterdisk’s expert cutting provides an excellent sonic experience for even the most discerning audiophile.
VINYL OF THE MONTH
Recorded, Mixed and Engineered by Gary Atturio Recorded at Galuminum Foil Productions, Brooklyn Mastered for Vinyl by Alex DeTurk at Masterdisk, NYC EP Artwork by Barclay Douglas Format: 12-inch Speed: 45 RPM Color: Black Vinyl www.thisislittleanchor.com -Benjamin Ricci -photo by Emily Tan
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