Uncle / Father Oscar take it to a new level with “friends”
Philly emo/indie act Uncle / Father Oscar recently released their “friends” EP, that features quirky and fun guitar hooks. With song titles like “Snapchat Ur Blunt Or You Didn’t Get High,” the band makes it apparent that they don’t take themselves too seriously even though their songs delve into more serious topics.
The opening track “Bread Cigarette (Bad Cigarette)” is laced with with dark lyrics despite its whimsical musical moments. “Mila Kelso” is almost reminiscent of PUP, calling upon influences from the Toronto act’s song “Mabu”.
The EP feels too short at only three songs, and leaves the listener desperately hoping for more. Thankfully the physical release will contain songs off of previous splits.
“friends” is the cozy middle-ground between synth pop and punk. You can listen to it below.