Hailing from Long Island, New York, alternative rockers Table Talk will be releasing their debut self-titled EP on June 3. With influences from bands such as Motion City Soundtrack and Jimmy Eat World, Table Talk’s debut is fantastic from start to finish.
The EP kicks off with “Your Shoes,” a mellow song that’s not too fast, but not too slow either. It’s a great song to kick of the EP and made me want to hear what was next on the album. The song features an awesome breakdown at the end of the song that really brings the track to a nice, simple end.
Following “Your Shoes,” is “Black & White,” that features an intro reminiscent of The Maine. Yet another mellow song, the track gives off good vibes and reminded me a lot of Cute Is What We Aim For. The end of the track seamlessly flows into the next track, “Evident,” and blends the two perfectly together. This track was one of my favorites off of the EP, and I really enjoyed the vocals on this track.
“Lean,” was another one of my favorites off of the EP. This song had a lot of energy and to me, was one of the most upbeat songs on the EP. I loved how much the drums stood out in this track, along with the vocal harmonies. “When You Go,” felt like a really emotional song and I felt you could hear that through the beautiful lyrics. “Cave,” felt really raw and powerful both lyrically and musically, and I really enjoyed the emotion put into the song.
“O’Brother,” brings the EP to a close, and I thought that the track was a good one to end on. This track, too, was an emotional and powerful one. It was also another mellow track, that reminded me a lot of The Maine and Cute Is What We Aim For. The outro for this song was my favorite, as it was kind of a “mic drop” effect, perfect to bring the EP to a close.
What I really like about this band is the attention to detail. I love that Table Talk has created beautiful intros and outros on almost every track. I really think it makes the album seamless, and the tracks all blend together. Overall, it was a fantastic EP and I really enjoyed it, especially all of the emotion poured into all of the tracks. It’s hard to believe that this is just Table Talk’s debut, and I really can’t wait to see what’s next for the band.