Singer/guitarist Noah Wheeler's voice is both the band's greatest asset and biggest liability: It's deep, like Calvin Johnson and Stephin Merritt's stately baritones, and on a song like "Dad," it matches up with the minor-chord strums and themes of parental disappointment. As the EP goes on, though, Wheeler's voice sounds like an old cassette being mangled in a tape deck. The songs get slower, and the vocals seem to stretch and deteriorate. His relationship with pitch is wavering at best, and the song's lyrics don't give him much help, mainly because too many of the songs feature nonsense words where actual words should go. The problem isn't that the members of Perry Went Home lack talent there are glimmers of great indie rock on this disc but it feels like they rushed to record an album without having bothered to finish the songs or hone their sound first.
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