Earfood were huge on the underground college music scene in the States. They played loads of epic gigs and made a real name for themselves among the young intelligentsia of America. Something terrible happened, one of their number disappeared and until this day they haven't been heard from. Will we ever know? Maybe someone does. However, front-man Luper has progressed from this child's-play version of a music career and established himself as an adult composer and artist. With a second album waiting in the wings, a novel written by himself, and social media fame, Luper Dupree can relax in the knowledge that his hard work is paying off extremely well.
With a psychedelic retro folk sound from a few decades ago, a modern edge cuts through the effects to raise Luper to the top of the track. Melody and chord progression form jigsaw pieces which slide in and out of each other's grasp. Spinning on their axis, each segment shines and morphs like a kaleidoscope of sound. Great lyrics and quirky vocal expressiveness sit atop of playful guitar and hot drumming to keep the song in motion. A smooth delivery allows the oddity behind the scenes to be noticed but to not steal the show. The music remains within the realms of listenable by quite a large degree however there's a definite side to the sound which wants to do something different. It's a great balance that works well to bring an acid folk noise into the world of well made rock n roll.
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