FEATURED ARTIST *Redrum Society* Street Fights EP REVIEW


 

EP REVIEW

Redrum Society - Street Fights

Boca Raton, FL, United States




RedrumSociety was founded in 2008 in South Florida by four newly made friends (Esperanzo Wilcox, Esdras Reymond, Zach Cohen, and Dylan Lerner) of completely different backgrounds in every sense of the word: families, music, culture, and ethnicity. When they came together, it felt like magic and brotherhood were formed. Later on, the members of the band carried out different lives, one of them, Dylan, passing away at the age of 17. Eventually, it was only Zach, now living at the time in Santa Monica, CA to continue on the RedrumSociety name and tradition. After hearing samples of RedrumsSociety I was intrigued to dig deeper into their artistry in the following review.


The 6 track EP opens with the song 'T Money Green Strikes Again' which instantly gave me 80s arcade vibes before even hearing the track! Once I pressed play I was gobsmacked by the introduction of this track and the EP in general. The typical arcade twee sounds are found in this introduction similar to those that are found when a game is loading or a character is ready to fight. This is so cool and really got me into nerd mode. Although this is fun, there is a contrasting element to this opening where we're given a mini-spoken narration. "In the Street Fight anything is legal....redrum society is legal" followed by another protagonist saying "You got streetfight now listen to the songs one at a time". A very enticing and exciting 19-second opening to this EP! 'Street Fight' opens with gritty rock vocals with a pop twist. Perfectly mixed harmonies, really cool guitar layers, and even some gospal-inspired backings make an appearance in this real chilled-out track. 'Look Out' gives comes in with a strong bass guitar riff and immediately sets you up to vibe when combined with the fierceness of the drums. As the lead guitar joins the production we really enter the core of the track. Classic Rock and Roll. 'Love No More' slows things down a little with more of a country feel to it. Having said that, the track does incorporate a hook that is classic rock. Imagine the soundtrack from The OC by Phantom Planet, this track gives a similar laid-back nature yet switches things up to bring the big guns. I love the gospel inspiration that has been included in several of the tracks on this project. 'With My One and Only is a completely different vibe - it's cheeky, fun, and upbeat without as much emphasis on drums in the mix. Although the track sounds ultimately fun the words are quite sad actually. The lyrics tell the story of a toxic relationship masked behind the chilled nature of 60s-influenced arrangements. This EP ends with 'You Haven't Seen The Last Of T-Money Green' in a short but thought-provoking 22 seconds. We're taken back to the opening theme - "it's not a ball it's not a dance it's not the prom, it's what happens after the prom". I'm so curious to hear more from RedrumSociety and I give credit to Zach for fighting to keep the spirit of the group. I love the narrative found in the introduction and outro, it gives us a glimpse of a story that has not yet been fully told. I wonder what's coming next?