Friday, November 13, 2015

EP Review: 'Heartsongs EP' by Aree and the Pure Heart

Title: Heartsongs EP (BandCamp, CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes)
Artist: Aree and the Pure Heart (BandCamp, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, CD Baby)

Anthematic punk rock 'n' roll. The term brings to mind artists like The Gaslight Anthem, Dave Hause, and later-day Against Me!. It should now also be synonymous with Aree and the Pure Heart. The band's debut EP Heartsongs is nothing short of rock 'n' roll perfection. There is passion, energy, hooks, choruses that make you sing along, and an earnest honesty that drives it all home. This record is so undeniably infectious with its power chords and, pun intended, pure heart that it is an instant classic. There is such power and purpose in these songs that it reminds you how cathartic and transcendent rock 'n' roll can truly be. Heartsongs is a hidden gem in the rough of a tragic and wondrous world. It's records like this that give me hope and solace that someday everything will be okay. Thank you Aree and the Pure Heart, thank you.  

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