I hear the Minus the Bear influence. It’s apparent, but not overbearing or overpowering. Their guitar tones are super clean, a little raw and I dig it. At least one of those has to be a Tele. Loving their bassist. The opening 40 seconds is a bit of red light green light back and forth with the guitars and keys, which is cool. Reminds me of stuttered lines of brilliance when hitting on a girl. She’s caught off guard, you’re shooting from the hip and it just works. When they dip back into that part around 1:30 I love it even more.
It’s difficult to make 5 instruments work well and still be able to hear each one individually, but they knock it out of the park. Maybe Vaseduva has opened my eyes to world of instrumental rock. I’d really be interested to see these guys live. North End may be from PA but I feel like I’m on a Jersey boardwalk right as the last entrails of light are going down over the ocean’s horizon at sunset: pink, purple and endless waves.