Dare I say this is amazing? This young-ish Beantown five-piece is armed with an awareness of indie-guitar rock that finds them wise well beyond their years. Even if this already brief three-song EP was whittled down to just the scintillating opener “Resignation Letter,” you’d still be enamored by the Also-Rans appreciation for early Archers of Loaf, Treepeople and Versus and their ability to apply these well-worn influences into such warm, buzzing songcraft. Can’t wait to hear more.
More can be had from the Also-rans on Bandcamp.
01. Resignation Letter
02. Glass Jaw
03. Chapter 3