On their Continental Breakfast EP, Sir Salvatore (from San Francisco) dishes out some lazily kinetic indie rock that tastes a little like Chin Up Chin Up, Division Day, or even The Smiths. Not that Sir Salvatore really sounds anything like any of those bands, but you get the idea. I’ve heard their sound described as, “Tapes N’ Tapes having an Oxford Collapse but rising like a Phoenix from The Cribs,” whatever that means.
This 5-song EP (their second) is a digital only release and a pretty damn strong overall effort full of (mostly) breezy jangle-pop with a hint of darker shades of fury lurking just beneath the surface. Sir Salvatore is engaging and memorable without being overly catchy. Their melodies dig and weave with a purpose and a motive that trumps just a simple memorable chorus. Guitars chime; drums drive ahead. Nothing on the EP is overdone. It all just sorta fits nicely in place and (amazingly) I probably wouldn’t change a single thing about it. Coming from me, that is a huge compliment.
MP3 | Sir Salvatore – Ambalina Continental Breakfast EP
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