Made and played locally, the Allston four-piecer hardly confines itself to one area of musical geography. A slight adaption from their debut album‘s pop sound that made Performer Magazine’s best albums of 2010 list, Banana Phonetic’s latest amalgam of styles is compiled in 5-song format aptly titled, The Facts of Evolution. Roots rock and Brit Pop form the album’s progression towards what can only be classified as a hybrid species of sound.
With a title track sounding similar to [my if-I-could-commit-to-a-favorite favorite] Canadian band Elliott Brood, the album has undeniable but polished folk sounds, both in vocals and percussion. A gentleness that invokes some Soft Bulletin is also hard to miss. There’s even a little blues rock a la Magic Potion of the Black Keys in the album’s end.
The band’s self-reflection of “an ever-evolving image of our shared vision” proves to form a well-adapted album. Get The Facts of Evolution tonight for FREE with your ticket to see the rest of the bands performing upstairs.