By Gene Wagendorf III
sewingneedle are celebrating their debut EP, entry level position, with a record release show at The Burlington. The 5-track album, out on Aerial Ballet Records, is included with the cost of admission to the March 6th show- a cool two-for-one that ought to be hard to resist.
entry level position kicks off with fervent and fuzzy swagger thanks to the Elvis Costello-esque pop of "make no bones." However, with it's collection of gloomy melodies and singer Calvin Fredrickson's somber delivery, the record quickly drifts into Pedro the Lion territory. On "possession" the band slows it up a bit, letting Danny Cohen's bass push the keys and warm the guitars while Drake Jensen's drums guide the vocals. The result is a melancholy meditation, but one that's startlingly comforting.
The rest of entry level position moves in the same vein, resting devastating subject matter against delicately mournful melodies and starkly deliberate flourishes. You can listen to "possession" below, and snag yourself a full copy of the EP at the show.
sewingneedle plays on Wednesday, March 6th at The Burlington with Pisces at The Animal Fair and Sorry, Charlie. The show is $8 and 21+ with doors at 9pm. A copy of 'entry level position' is included with the price of admission. You can RSVP on Facebook here. Check out "possession" below.