This past summer, the new LA band Transviolet began sending out cassette tapes to addresses across the country. The tapes were labeled with the simple message “just press play” and contained a recording of the band’s debut single, “Girls Your Age.” Those who received the random deliveries were at once intrigued and afraid. It ultimately proved to be an excellent marketing technique that got the attention of new fans everywhere. In March, the Grammys are over, summer tours haven’t started yet, and our playlists are lacking. Transviolet’s self-titled EP will resurrect your music libraries.
The EP opens with“Girls Your Age,” an electronic track discussing the loss of innocence without sounding the slightest bit cliché. Rather than tell a story of stolen innocence, the song portrays abandoned innocence. The characters in the song are 17- and 21-year-old women rushing into adulthood. It is a chosen, initiated coming of age. Among all 4 impressive songs on the EP, “New Bohemia” is a highlight. It’s an anthemic counterculture song about a modern rebellion that arguably represents the band as a whole. The EP’s lyrics are intelligent and enticing, and its production is the perfect sound for this time of year.
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