1616 EP artwork | photo by Daniel Shea | courtesy of the artist
Listen to Pocket’s bittersweet 1616 EP
Local emo trio Pocket are back with a new EP called 1616. The five songs follow last summer’sFull Bloom EP, on which we got to know the band of English teachers as torchbearers of the 90s tradition in a fully-realized and well-executed manner.
The nostalgia is kicked into overdrive on opening track “Factory Road,” as the lyrics remember three wedding day scenes that had undercurrents of unhappiness. That descriptive lyrical nature continues on “The Most Photographed Barn in America,” which gives us a glimpse into the repercussions of a long-ago family breakage.
It feels like the narrator is working through difficult memories on these songs, trying to make sense of how their past experiences landed them where they are now. It’s personal and relatable in an abstract way, and the bittersweet instrumentation furthers a feeling of connection similar to one you might find with a book of short stories.
Listen to 1616 via Bandcamp below and stay tuned for a tape release via Broken World Media this summer. Pocket play The Fire on April 17th with Empire! Empire (I Was a Lonely Estate), Jet Set Sail and Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers. Tickets and information can be found here.