TOSSER EP

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     Tosser, the debut EP by a band of the same name, is a collection of songs that ring true to the well-known energy of bedroom pop/rock. This release interweaves all the oddly comforting fuzz, subdued sounding vocals, and whiney sound effects that the bedroom genre is known to provide.

    Tosser, formerly known as Gunk, is a solo project started by Eric Zidar. However, for shows, Zidar plays alongside Ryan Plummer (bass), Sam Matheson (guitar), and Jonas Farah-Bumstead (drums) to form a live band.

     This first release is an impressive and well put-together one, as it's vibe feels something like the child of Fox Academy and Teen Suicide.

     The song “Trouble” is an interesting one given its abnormality in comparison to the rest of the EP; its instrumental aspects sounding alien-like with it's layering of steady percussion and a sort of metronome sound all ontop of very soft synth. The following track, “Rabbit’s Lungs,” is my personal favorite, as it has a bit of a jazz-punk fusion ambience to it. Not to mention, the charisma of Zidar's vocals as well as the captivating and reflective style of his lyrics are more recognizable during this song, especially when he sings the lines “I'm sitting still but my body's takin flight/with my hand I take up tainted sweat/sometimes I think I wish we'd never met."

    Tosser’s EP, and I feel confident in saying anything else they release down the line, is the kind of music that's good listening to on it's own but is sure to sound better in a grimy, dimly lit basement at a house show somewhere...

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LYDIA VELAZQUEZ