wasn’t sure what to expect when
I pulled The Outside’s EP from its simple jacket
sleeve (with minimalist, tongue-in-cheek cover). The next
seventeen minutes plus, however, proved a blissful rock
n’ roll listening experience. The New York-based
band’s female vocalist, Tree, has great range, capable
of belting out lyrics over crunching guitars one minute,
then turning warm, seductive and soothing the next.
Outside is in many ways similar to Kristen Hersh’s bands—Throwing Muses and
Forty Foot Wave. They’re capable of playing the hardest
core rockers or slower ballads with equal aplomb. The music
is beautiful at every gain and distortion level. I’m
really looking forward to future efforts.
Track 4, “The Perfect
Way I Lost You ”