Review – Nametags “Demo”

Woke up.

Dragged my butt to work.

Got messaged a demo from a new band from Richmond VA.

Listened to said demo.

Enjoyed said demo.

Here is my review of Nametags “Demo”.

 

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Nametags comes to the internet through an IP address based in punk haven Richmond VA.  They released their demo yesterday.  The demo opens up with a fart sound, but don’t let that fool you this demo is pretty heartfelt and not tongue in cheek.  Nametags gives me a Larry arms feel, especially Chris songs.  This demo has some nice grit to it while being pretty well recorded.  They do a nice job doing double vocal recording on this demo.  It is a style they should stick with. Hannah a great voice. Her lyrics are really relatable.

“Rob” has a really catchy melody.  It is by far the best track on the demo.

“Tequila Sunrise” has a some good sing along melodies.  “you and I will be alright”

“Red Ears” is a 6/8 song.  Really vivid and tender lyrics here. I dig the bass line during the bridge of the song.

 

This band has a lot of potential if they want to seize it.  I look forward to a proper 7″ or LP from this band.

 

Give their demo a listen here.

https://nametags.bandcamp.com/

 

7/10

Mahaffie

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I (Michael Mahaffie) am a documentary film editor by day and obsessive record collector by night. I also program documentaries for the Slamdance Film Festival. I have 2 dogs and a cat. I live in Echo Park. I like eating new foods and riding my bike. I also just learned how to juggle.

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