Tonight’s No Good For Me
Where has this band been hiding? Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, Late Bloomer has released three albums since forming in 2012, with the two songs on this EP originally intended to be part of their last album, Waiting.
For whatever reason, the originals weren’t considered strong enough, so the band released them as an EP. While I’m sure the songs have been reworked or cleaned up, it’s hard to imagine an album where these two songs are not featured prominently.
First song All the Gold’s chorus and heavy, melodic guitar line recalls emo-kings like Husker Du, Superchunk, and Hot Water Music, with a hint of shoegaze production and guaze. The shoegaze influence is more prominent on Soapy Water, which sounds like if Pale Saints were a Fest band. At only three and a half minutes, Soapy Water feels epic and soaring, a neat trick to pull off.
If these two songs are any indication of the losers Late Bloomer has in their catalog, those albums must be pretty strong indeed.