Estrogen Highs – Cycles EP

ESTROGEN HIGHS are from Connecticut. This is their first release of the new year, coming from the Safety Meeting Records imprint in a limited edition of just 300. But you must proceed with caution here, because just calling these guys “catchy” might be an understatement.

For starters, if you want to hear garage rock done right, then you’re looking in the right place. Estrogen Highs certainly take their sound seriously, and this shouldn’t take long to figure out. These seven songs are their latest to date, and they’re about as jangly, throbbing and direct as possible, never missing a beat. They don’t exactly take on a complex sound, but the fact that it sounds authentic and genuine and not forced or any of that nonsense, is what makes this EP stand out. They tend to get messy at times (“Kings Run Errands”), but never anything too ridiculous, because they always manage to pick up the pieces. This is critical because even though their sound is generally polished up, they do a nice job of balancing between cleanliness with sloppiness, which is just another reason to love what you’re hearing.

Do yourself a favor and check out these songs below, and then do me another favor and wish me luck that I’ll be able to leave for SXSW today. My hopes aren’t high but whatever.

Kings Run Errands (For Me) –

An Apology for Treason –

This Mild Delusion –

My Rating: 8/10
Genre/ Tags: Garage Rock, Indie Rock, Pop
Cycles EP: Tracklist:
1.) Arabian Blade
2.) I Remember Everything
3.) Kings Run Errands (For Me)
4.) Daily Catastrophes
5.) An Apology for Treason
6.) The Anchorite
7.) This Mild Delusion

BUY the EP directly from Permanent Records – limited to 300 !
Estrogen Highs on Myspace

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