Monday, May 21, 2012

Artist Of The Day: The Return Fight

Anyone who knows me and follows the site knows that I'm an enormous fan of You, Me, And Everyone We Know as well as the members' post-break-up projects. While guitarist Augustine Rampolla and drummer Kyle Gibson went to The Little Indians, multi-instrumentalist (including keys, guitar, and mandolin) Rico Vigil and trumpeter John Farrell went their own way with The Return Fight. The band follows along the same path as The Little Indians, not diverging too much from You, Me, And Everyone We Know's sound, but focusing more on only two people's strengths and tastes rather than six. The Return Fight definitely has a beachier and sunnier feel than the other two projects, which is very strongly expressed on opener "I'm A Selfish Asshole." Hellogoodbye's ringleader Forrest Kline puts his mark on the music on the boards by giving the music a warm mix while Rico and Farrell show how important they were to the success of You, Me, And Everyone We Know. The instrumentals are tight and varied, as everything from the bouncy bass, to the twinkling bells, to the powerful trumpets all bring an important layer to the song. The rest of the songs on the band's debut self-titled EP are just as great, so you should absolutely listen to it on the band's Bandcamp page, which you can find right here.

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