Tuesday, June 17, 2014

EP by TONER

TONER|||EP

TRACKS:
Bed Drowning
Awake
Bedroom Floor
Asleep At The Wheel

TONER is an offshoot solo project from one of the guys from the band Casket (r.i.p) based in the San Francisco area of California. Bummer Punk just like Casket, but more of a bummer. TONER brings that "Head To The Ceiling Fan" sound for the EP, and I'm guessing that's just the vibe he's going for here. It sounds good, it's catchy, and it's slow (hence "slowcore", haha). My only problem is that the songs morph together and just sounds like one song with different parts. When I'm causally listening to this, the only way I know that the album has restarted is because of the sample at the beginning of Bed Drowning. But all-in-all this a great first EP and quite relaxing to listen to. Reminds me a lot of Choir Vandals first ep, just more of a bummer though. It also reminds me of Casket, but that's to be expected. Lyrics are typical bummer-punk stuff. I personally connect with Bed Drowning. I'm excited to see what else this guy puts out, in TONER, or another band.
Fav track: Bed Drowning
Link to bandcamp below