Fin Records continues to churn out the goods, this time from WHITING TENNIS who also happens to hail from Seattle much like the rest of the growing Fin Records roster.
While we weren’t exactly familiar with Whiting Tennis before this little 7″, now we can gladly say we are in the know. “Every Night I’m Killing” is his first release on Fin Records, which sounds like a somber winter morning where delicate acoustic guitars carefully tread along with the hollowed and ghostly aura that follows behind them. Lush organs and string arrangements produce the bigger, orchestral vibe that simmers in the background of this undemanding song, to the point where you can’t help but feel calm and collected as it slowly unfolds. The irony of it all is that the lyrics are actually pretty gruesome compared to everything else you are hearing.
Flipping to the B-side immediately shows a switch in momentum, but certainly not in the tempo of the song. That being said, both tracks flow at a similar pace and they both have a folksy element buried in the depths. While the self-titled track was more acoustic based, “July” turns out to be the opposite – guitars twang and then mysteriously trail off into the distance, eventually revealing electric guitars that grow and pick up energy as the track plays out. Once they hit their threshold, their electrified complexion breaks the song open for the finale, resulting in one of our favorite releases from Fin Records to date.
Every Night I’m Killing –
My Rating: 7.5/10
Genre/ Tags: Folk, Indie Rock, Alternative
Every Night I’m Killing 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Every Night I’m Killing
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