Carolina Drama – ‘Warm Regards’ EP

A hooky, charismatic rock and pop intertwining shows on Warm Regards, the new EP from Nashville-based duo Carolina Drama. The project of Austin Fredrich and Sam Allen, Carolina Drama marks their first multi-track release with this EP, which released via Carbonated Records. Each of the tracks are also supplemented by a music video; check them out on the band’s YouTube channel.

The EP’s four tracks all share a knack for well-produced immediacy. “Open your door, and let me in, ma’am,” the vocals implore on the opening “$19.99,” traversing from bass-heavy intrigue into the “blow your mind,” blend of organs and plucky guitars; the lyrics evoke a sort of seedy travelling salesman, attempting his charms. The result is wholly contagious. “Don’t Think” is a buzzing rock success, reminiscent of The Black Keys in the rollicking guitars, organ infusions, and sporadic vocal jumps. Haley Durham’s gripping vocals add wonderfully, as well, at the track’s mid-point.

A fantastic title track, “Warm Regards” struts a more folk-ready introspection, as acoustics and country-touched twangs assemble with a nostalgic pull. The “no more,” refrain exudes a bluesy immersion that takes strong hold. “I Don’t Like You” concludes the release with a lovely array of illuminated vocals in the title-touting sequence and jam-friendly climactic builds. Warm Regards is a stellar EP from the rising Nashville-based duo.

“Don’t Think” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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