|Everyone Down Here reviewed. Released 09/06/03 on PALM|
title suggests, but gives you a warm contented feeling when you listen to it. After a melodic medium paced start the fourth track 'Lost at Sea' takes things to another level in a ninety second tidal wave of with crashing guitars, high pitched vocals and doleful lyrics about love and things that aren't meant to be:
"I'm the boy lost at sea, everything given up for free,
The punk spirit is quelled somewhat in the rest of the album in favour of sincere melodic instrumentals and Chris Martin meets Roddy Woomble style vocals, as evidenced on 'Hospital' in which Aaron prophetically provides an insight into the fate of some this years festival goers:
Good friends Jim and Jason from Grandaddy, who have made quite a stir over here help out in 'We drink On The Job' and 'Big ol' Black Box'. The latter being a clever mournful ballad about the past and how it haunts us. Earlimart epitomise the DIY ethic and are a credit to the indie scene. If you want to make a protest about manufactured pop, then buying 'Everyone Down Here' is as good a way as any.