Refreshing Underground Sound
Abbie Morin — once a folk musician — is releasing her first EP (Pizzaface) with the garage pop band Hammydown; it is nothing short of amazing. Hammydown’s website explains that the band’s “gritty guitar, and wry humor capture the plight of the millennial slacker — those who button up and drag their way through the work week, try to pursue creative passions, but still just feel like losers,” and it honestly couldn’t be more correct.
From the very top of this EP, it seems like it should have been included in the soundtrack for a movie like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The opening track, “Pizzaface,” paints the perfect picture for what’s to come throughout the five-track EP: Morin’s pleasant vocals, a smooth flow and a catchy chorus to tie it all together.
The great thing about Pizzaface is that all of those characteristics can be found throughout the EP as a whole but each track has its own unique take on all of it. The second track on the album, “Automatic Sweetheart,” stands out amongst the others because of its interesting flow, which is quite enjoyable. However, the song “Migraine” is even more pleasing instrumentally, setting a nice change of pace for the EP. The guitar work, in particular, is memorable, standing out as a shining moment on Pizzaface.
Hammydown did a great job putting this EP together. It showcases the talent of the group, as they start to make a name for themselves in the world of music. Hammydown are definitely a group to watch in the near future; they are sure to go far with their underground sound and relatable lyrics.