It’s Not Records
Ian McFarland is a gifted, eclectic singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, California. His songs are strikingly personal, yet easy to relate to and incredibly inventive. This electrifying new EP brimming with ’90s alt-rock and indie touches was self-recorded (for the most part) with the help of Ryan Melone, who also engineered and played drums.
Together, they formed the backbone of a stunning collection of sound, blurring the lines between modern rock, post-grunge, and many other influences. On songs such as “Maps Back,” McFarland begins with a bass line reminiscent of Nirvana’s most cheerful moments, while the melodies are definitely in the ballpark of bands such as Mac DeMarco and Hoops, only to mention a few.
On the title track, Ian explores a more down-to-earth sound inspired by classic rock and garage. This song tips the hat off to acts such as the Kinks or the Clash, giving McFarland the chance to combine sharp lyrics with hook-filled melodies and intriguing song arrangements that will definitely stand the test of time.