RIYL: Local Natives, Beirut, Grizzly Bear

Label: Soul Step Records

Cincinnati indie rock 5-piece Sylmar made a decent splash in some indie rock circles last year with a small run of 7″s through Soul Step Records.  After a quick sellout, Sylmar took that momentum to hone their sound and develop their songwriting, heading into the studio this year for their debut full-length.

Brian McCullogh showcases his mercurial vocal range on tracks like Waste Away and Punk Song, seamlessly drifting between Buckley-esque falsetto and post-hardcore gutturals.  The band follows suit, changing tempos and moods on the fly.  One minute you’re listening to lazy river stoner jazz and the next you’re caught in a cloud of technical math rock.  Challenging but still easy to digest, Sylmar has a little bit of everything in the kettle.  Really excited to see what’s next for these fellas.

There are only 100 of these on colored vinyl and not many are left, so take a listen to the whole album below and grab one of these before they’re gone.

The Details

Limited to 100 Random Color copies!

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Price $20

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