From the New York area comes Alternative rock artists Eve Minor who just released her EP entitled “Ex Rated” in 2013. (POPCORE). Right from the start it might be easy to just categorize her as sultry- trippy-alt-rocker, and write her off as the newest trending thing around that area. It wouldn’t be wise, though. Sure, if you listen to some of their more catchier tunes within this 35song line-up (Ima Freak / The O Song) (Without You) that’s the impression you would likely get. However there is a method to her madness. First off the production value of this EP is quite refined providing elements of Dance Pop, Alternative Rock and even Punk Rock. Secondly there are some really good songs on this EP that really present a very take no prisoners sound overall. There are a few tracks that go against the grain a bit and as a result really open up the album for me as well. This enhances the listening experience rather than limit it for me. Eve Minor is one of those artists that you should not be quick to judge. Minor is obviously experienced at performing and writing music, but it’s the combination all of the above that makes herso deadly. Her sound covers a wide range of styles — thus attracting a wide range of leisters in the process. I mean some might say there is nothing here that really seems all that original or fresh but perhaps that is why Minor is on our Radar screens in the first place. Forgive me if I’m talking in circles — but some bands and artists can deliver music that’s pretty straight forward, conservative and painfully simple yet brilliant in scope. Minor is one of those artists. Furthermore in lieu of the amazing string of 5 songs Eve Minor delivers on all fronts and almost feels as if she’s really on to something. “Ex Rated” is a one of a kind EP that’s closely tied to classic punk rock, but has a more modern alt-rock feel and a vibe that’s hits hard — almost like Dace Pop. I hate to pigeonhole but I can hear Stooshe, and a more darker version of No Doubt,
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Pink, Garbage and Pink. Eve Minor will please a wide range of musical personalities in the process of their exposure to the masses. Sure it’s possible that future releases will demonstrate more musical molding or identity developing. I also wish I had 15 songs to digest but I will add many bands start off sounding like another act in a non-descript way only to develop their trademark sound later. Either way this I good start to 2013 for Eve Minor who has hit the deck running — off to an explosive start this Summer.
Review by Joseph Chowder edited by Janne Zawa
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