Canada’s The Salteens follow their full-length albums from 2000 and 2003 with this month’s Moths. Their first foray into the world of EPs, Moths, similarly to Short-Term Memories and Let Go of Your Days is decadent snappy pop.
“Frequency” is the EP’s first track and the heartbreaking ballad of the six songs: “The notes you play me never end/Look to hide where I can mend.” It even contains the obligatory guitar solo that you’d find in an 80’s band power rock ballad, but with better lyrics, of course.
With the rest of the songs engorged with horns galore, the EP is lined up neatly to take the listeners on an upbeat, lyrical tour of the minds and souls of the five musicians. Moths is a perfect example why some times an EP is the best way to go: not too much, not too little, just right.
Cure for the rainy day blues: the appropriately titled “Sunnyside Street.” Hear it here.
By, Amanda Chatel