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Please excuse, this was before Love Tara came out.
Review: Eric's Trip 'Peter' and 'Songs About Chris'
Eric's Trip is a 4-piece band from Halifax who combine
the usual indie-noise-pop with wonderul acoustic sounds
and harmonies to create a glorious mixture that's really
unlike anything else out there. They put of their first
EP 'Peter' for Murderecords in Halifax in Jan. of '93...
The EP starts off with an upbeat rocker 'Need' that turns
out as one of their more straight-ahead songs, but is still
really nice with great harmonies. The next track is 'Listen'
which is a decent standard indie-pop tune, the ep then sequences
into 'tangles' which is one of the most etheral-beautiful songs
I've ever heard, with a wonderful violin pattern, and the standard
eric's trip emotion-laden harmonies, probably the best song on
the EP. 'Haze' is another good indie-rock-pop tune, 'Happens
All the Time' is the only song I've heard that Julie Doiron sings
lead, and that's too bad, because it's a wonderful song, second
only to 'Tangles' on the EP. The disc ends off with 'Deeper'
a somewhat disposable acoustic track.
SubPop signed eric's trip soon after, and they released a song
for the 'Never Mind the Mullosks' compilation (it also ended up
on the 'Sub Pop Employee of the Month' comp.) called Blue Sky
For Julie\Smother which is one of the best tracks I've ever heard.
Blue Sky for Julie is a sweet acoustic song with segues into
'Smother' another great hair song a la 'Tangles
They then released the 'Songs about Chris' EP for SubPop..
It starts off with a great track called 'hurt' which combines
acoustic guitar with great guitar fuzz to produce a wonderful song.
'Sloan Song' then 'Listen' (from the first EP) are two good
rockers, in particular 'Sloan Song' Then comes 'Dinosaur' a song
from the twilight zone that cannot be explained with mere words,
a subtle number that takes a while to grow on you, but turns out
to be a good tune. 'Mirror' is next, another good rocker, then
'Sand' a gorgeous acoustic number, and probably the best song
on the EP ends off..