Friday, September 12, 2014

Toner - 2014 - EP

Toner is an emo band from California, USA. EP is their debut recording. Members have also played in Casket, Happy Diving and Indian Taker. Toner play a gloomy, brooding brand of emo with the vocals way down in the mix. There is a lot of post-rock and with the vocals so low in the mix it's heading in a shoegaze direction. It's both a positive and negative that these songs flow so easily into each other, if you're not paying close attention it can be hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. Bedroom Floor and Bed Drowner are my favourite songs, but this whole EP conjures an excellentl dark vibe. If you're looking for some gloomy post-rock influenced bummer punk Toner's EP will serve well.