Posted February 21, 2014 by Mike Mineo in Tracks

Very Americans – “Without A Trace”

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Very Americans are a group out of Harrisburg, PA capable of grandiose alt-rock efforts like “Without A Trace”, a track that shows their ability to concisely and excitedly deliver a hook-filled punch. Their polished sound is the work of several music veterans; the members of Very Americans have previous history in respectable indie bands like Junction, The Commercials, and Safari So Good. A highlight off their new EP Stereo Types, “Without A Trace” is an accessible gem that flashes between chugging verses reminiscent of early ’90s alternative and a soaring, effervescent chorus more along the modern lines of the Arcade Fire, complete with a slight orchestral flourish in the bridge.

The rest of Stereo Types is similarly engrossing as far as anthemic indie-rock goes, from the trickling upbeat catchiness of opening track “Floodgates” to the interesting incorporation of both acoustic balladry and electric guitar solo-ing in “Fast Planes to Rio”, which touts hints of Weezer’s former power-pop glory. You can stream Stereo Types in full below, and purchase it on Bandcamp:

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