Methyl Ethel: Hurts to Laugh (EP review by Christa V.)

“Hurts to Laugh” only has five tracks on it, but each song is a vibrant musical tapestry that brings together psychedelic instrumentals with pop/rock melodies, fused with electronic beats. And as chaotic as that all sounds, it actually is quite soothing and pleasant to listen to. The audience is taken on a wave of sound through the record. The opening track is probably the best one, it has the most pop influences and the most melody to it. Through the rest, you tend to lose yourself in the psychedelic music without having a clear melody to really latch onto. Which can also be a pleasant experience, if sometimes a bit much. It’s a short record, definitely worth the listen. Favorite tracks: 1, 3

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