You Blew It – Pioneer Of Nothing [EP Review]
You Blew It!’s newest release is their first on Jade Tree Records which is an impressive addition to a label that recently celebrated its 25thanniversary. Pioneer Of Nothing is the follow up to their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Keep Doing What You’re Doing, and their third release within a year.This follows a cycle of touring with bands like Say Anything and Citizen. They’ll even be going out on a headlining tour of their own at the end of the month.
The Orlando natives have traded their raw sound found in all of their previous releases for clean production which takes the band to the next level and shows how they have continued to mature. The three song EP starts with “Lanai”, a smooth, driving song with layered elements that grow as the song progresses. The expressive vocals and well-shaped melodies fit beautifully with the instruments and make the song unique. What follows is “Bedside Manor”, a slower song that begins with quiet guitars before getting louder with building cymbals and an engaging drum beat. Before the song graduallydies down , it bursts into a sing along chorus with “oh’s” that make the song something you can easily sing along to and expect to hear live.
The delicate, drawn-out “Your Side” shows the band’s vulnerability. Vocalist Tanner Jones’ warm voice sings “I am by your side tonight, no matter how many times you’re convinced otherwise”. The song is both relatable and comforting with its relaxing sound and purposeful lyrics.
The band has released three solid songs that only leave me wishing I could hear more.