Review: Mailman Carl

 

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(photo credit: Dave Crespo, via Mailman Carl)

 

Mailman Carl’s self-titled EP is all over the place in the best of ways. As frontman Paul Yu told me, the band’s intent was to branch out from their usual rock format and experiment with different musical techniques, all while retaining their usual essence. In seven far-flung songs, Mailman Carl darts between styles and timbres, finger-plucking etudes one moment, grooving to Latin jazz rhythms the next, then moving on to paint sound portraits of a stormy night.

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