Out of Fullerton, California, The Steelwells are back with a new EP, and it is glorious! They’ve shifted from folk inspired rock to an indie rock sound fueled by rich synth tones, chirpy guitar effects, and layered vocals. While we loved 2009’s Shallow on the Draft (especially “El Capitan”), Cool Kids pushes the boundaries of accessibility, demanding that you pay attention, while bathing in melody and memorable choruses. Their past roots provide a foundation, but it’s their willingness to redefine that’s most refreshing. Get this while you can, and if you are in LA check them out the Echoplex on February 4.
The Steelwells – Cool Kids EP