Little Green Cars may have just released their debut album, but they formed five years ago when all the band members were just 15 years old. Listening to Absolute Zero those handful of years crafting their sound does not go unnoticed. Especially in terms of working together vocally, these kids sing with such precession and emotion it’s awe-inspiring. The band is lead by guitarists/vocalists Stevie Appelby and Faye O’Rourke, but it truly is a collaborative effort. They first gained notice when they released a 3 song EP that featured the single “The John Wayne”. A song that starts as a slow-stomp and all 5 members singing in unison, it methodically ramps up into a feverish, almost Arcade Fire-like rocker. Songs like “Harper Lee” and “Angel Owl” (both of which open the album) are equally dynamic showcasing not just the dexterity but vibrancy of Little Green Cars.
~ Mike Vasilikos
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