Review: Rye Pines—Dead Oceans EP

 

Rye Pines — Dead Oceans EP


At its early 2014 release, Rye Pines’ Portrait of Dissonance as Young Man braved just as many guitar hooks as right-handed punches to the gut. Duo Edward Maguire and Alex Page worked their collaboration like a powerhouse, delivering 12 songs flush with restrained chaos, rocky Midwestern vibes and the slightest touch of oddballism.  This past February, the Boston-based outfit came back once again with Dead Oceans, a dynamic 6 track EP with exactly the kind of jagged energy we hoped for.

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