I have a few simple words about Vinyl Thief’s Stop Motion EP: listen to this project. Listen now. These guys are a like a psychedelic Of Monsters and Men. I personally couldn’t stop moving the entirety of the EP. In four short songs, I feel like I know these guys and I want more. Let’s start with “Smooth.” It is just that: smooth. Layered vocals, a bit of synth and an amazing bridge make for a perfect opening song. Faces will surely be their dance anthem, very percussion driven, and my personal favorite on the project. “Slow Down,” once again lives true to its name slowing down the record and showing off lead singer, Grayson Proctor’s vocal abilities. “Stop Motion” is the surprising vocal journey so reminiscent of early Cold War Kids with an electro-rock twist. Watch out for these guys, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of them this year.
Stop Motion is available tomorrow, February 4, 2014!
Review by Tanya Traner