Two-man indie-pop duo make an EP that's hard to dislike.
On their new self-titled EP, local two-man indie-pop outfit Most People are nothing if not charming. The band blends together diverse sounds, ranging from 1960s pop to uptempo indie rock to dance music—all of which get refracted through a psychedelic filter to create an album that manages to be equal parts pretty melodies and weird jam sessions.
(As an aside, what is it with Canada and two-person rock outfits? From the Inbreds to Japandroids, this country has probably created more two-member bands per capita than anywhere else on Earth.)
“While the River Waits” is a poppy-yet-melancholic love song that would make the Beach Boys proud, while “Don’t Wanna Walk Away” is airy and sprawling, with skittering drums and a guitar riff you could get lost in. “Young and Wild” is probably the album’s most anthemic track, with a slow build and a singalong chorus.
“You Said” is the most exemplary showcase for the band’s sound. A fast, hypnotic, high-pitched guitar riff is paired with a heavy, electronic bassline, while a progressively more manic drum beat helps to create a song that demands multiple listens. (You can listen to “You Said” by clicking on the sample above.)
It’s hard not to like this record. It’s catchy, hooky, melodic, and smart. In short, Most People are better than most bands.