Music Review: Wire Method, “The Trying EP”

Wire MethodIf you know me at all, you know I love to share new music. I particularly get excited about the music that friends of mine make. So when my friends in Wire Method released their latest, The Trying EP, I was stoked.

(I’ve known guitarists Cameron Moore and Seth Banks since they were little, and I’ve also known bassist Jared Cox for years. For the record, they didn’t solicit my review, nor was I compensated in any way…)

The Trying EP contains only five songs – my personal favorite is “Brighter Days” – and listening to it is akin to reading a compelling, yet slim, book that you immediately want to pick back up and start reading again. Wire Method’s music is a refreshing blend of dreamy pop and edgy rock – I hate the term “alternative,” by the way, so I refuse to use it – with lyrics that are smart and poetic, yet unpretentious.

The songs are open and organic, and the production is clean. Cameron and Seth’s guitar work is stellar, Jared does a phenomenal job on bass, and the Scott sisters sing and play various instruments to create a sound that is bigger than the sum of its parts. Brooklyn and Morgan Scott’s appealing vocals suggest comparisons to Eisley and Sixpence None The Richer, while still sounding fresh and original.

I can’t help but imagine that Wire Method has an exciting future ahead of them. The Trying EP shows promise of even greater things to come. It’s available through iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. Do yourself a favor and get your hands on this record. Support independent music. You won’t regret it.