The See

The See

The See

Pretending and Ending

Little Rock, eh? It’s not a hot bed of rock and roll like Gainesville or Detroit, but when it pops out a band, you ought to sit up and listen. These four guys like wearing striped shirts and pounding out spirited indie rock that hews close to the classic guitar and drum sound with an occasional keyboard riff. It’s their versatile songwriting that makes them jump off the turntable. Check out the quiet love song “Head Like a Stone,” the power rocker “Lights,” and a gospel influenced “Old Souls.”

A guy named Joe Yoder does the heavy singing. His clear voice lets you know what he’s singing and the effort in his lyrics, and he’s worth the listen all by himself. Behind him is some fancy guitar and bass work by Eric Morris and Dylan Yelenich, all perched on a consistent drum kit driven by Tyler Nance. Sometimes these guys pull out all the indie stops with the overdriven guitars, and sometimes they fall back to the Americana influences of modernized folk songs and ballads that point northeast toward Nashville. Their favorite topic is love; I suppose they see injustice in the world but sometimes all you want to do is cry in your beer over the injustice of hormones gone astray.

These guys may well have a label in their future, but for now they are unsigned and fancy free. Are they worth the trip to Little Rock? I think so. The few times I’ve been there it’s been a fun place, and The See can only make it better.

The See: wearethesee.com

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Butch Walker
    Butch Walker

    Stay Gold (Dangerbird Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.

  • Belly
    Belly

    Belly brought lot of grit and a touch of grace to the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.

  • Pickathon 2016
    Pickathon 2016

    Pendarvis Farms transforms for three extraordinary days into the fun and psychedelic fest of your wildest indie music loving dreams, Pickathon. Alexa Harris was there to experience the joys of farm life for the weekend.

  • Money Chicha
    Money Chicha

    Echo En Mexico (Vampisoul). Review by James Mann.

  • Micronotz reissues
    Micronotz reissues

    Mortal Micronotz, Smash, Live, The Beast that Devoured Itself, 40 Fingers (Bar/None). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Big Eyes
    Big Eyes

    Stake My Claim (Don Giovanni Records). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Various Artists
    Various Artists

    Money Maker (Studio One). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Pawns
    Pawns

    A triple bill of underground Goth, led by NYC’s Pawns, transforms Uncle Lou’s into a time machine. Jen Cray did not wear eye makeup, but she did wear a black shirt to the show.

  • Bossacucanova
    Bossacucanova

    The Best of Bossacucanova (Six Degrees Records). Review by James Mann.

  • Ranch Ghost
    Ranch Ghost

    Lookin’ (Rough Beast Records). Review by Jen Cray.

From the Archives