Orlando indie rockers Pathos, Pathos close out the year with the debut single from their upcoming EP, Familiar Homes. On “Tiger,” vocalist Matt Walsh’s singing is light and energetic. Never has “pulling out your hair” and watching a loved-one “unwravel” sounded more invigorating. The instrumentation is just as much fun. During the verse, the percussion makes me want to skip. The guitar melodies jump around like sugar-filled toddlers on a perfect spring day. Even when the song outro brings the pace down, the day is finished with a sunset and a whistle solo.
All of these pieces are strung together by excellent production, leaving each element sounding sharp and distinct. I’m excited to hear what else the band can churn out next year. 2015 is upon us, but Pathos, Pathos is making the most of 2014’s last days. Enjoy.