Reviewed By: Lexi Bissonnette
Football, Etc and Plaids have released a split released and both will be putting out a full album later in 2013. A short, three-track split, the first belongs to Footballs, Etc and the remaining two are from Plaids.
Football Etc’s track, “Down the Field” is filled with a melancholy sound and soulful vocals that grab you from the start. The track lingers more towards the alternative side than the indie rock but is beautiful and the vocals really pull you in.
Plaids are the opposite spectrum producing more energetic, punk rock tracks. Both tracks are loaded with strong guitar riffs from the beginning to the end as well. The vocals are not nearly as soothing as they borrow from the yelling style that is associated with harder rock music. While a little rough to understand the vocals do not detract from the quality of sound the band is producing.