Fat History Month- Gorilla EP 7” (Sweaters & Pearls Records)
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Fat History Month, a Boston duo, have just released a 4 song EP 7” on Sweaters & Pearls. The Gorilla EP is appropriately pressed on banana yellow vinyl with a great sketch of a Gorilla for the jacket. The inside liner notes say the recordings date back to 2009 but they don’t sound out of place in 2011. Fat History Month take the slow dirge of Low and drench it with feedback and slowly strummed chords for the A sides “Gorilla” and “B”.” The moments of near silence are just as powerful as the songs at full force as the downer jams slowly meander in the best sort of way. The B side finds the band quickening the pace with “Heart Takes a Beating” which is a necessary distraction from the moody sadness provided by the A side. Track 4 caps things off instrumentally. From the liner notes and the title of the EP it sounds like the band favors “Gorilla” but for me it was “B” that grabbed me the most. Fat History Month provides a great soundtrack for all the mopey indie rockers out there and is worth checking out.