Thought beneath film – Detours (Self-Released)
Detours is a candy piece EP, perfect for the short drive from home to work. But at only 15 minutes long, it shouldn’t be dismissed.
Thought Beneath Film, a crew of five from Hamilton, Ont. had help from big-time industry pros with their mixing and mas- tering– Tom Lord-Alge (Weezer, Coldplay, Blink-182) and Bob Ludwig (Green Day, Nirvana, Foo Fighters)– to create this album.
Detours oozes energy, and is as clear and sparkling as a stream in sunlight. The blends of electric guitar and synthesizer achieve a sound that flow together like they were meant to marry. A lot of the backup vocals include things like “ba ba ba da ba” and “shoo be doo.” Yes, they’re one of those bands. But they do it so well; it can become the best part of the song.
The best track on the album is the fun and uplifting “If I Could Fix You (You Know That I Would).” Another great track is “Sixty-Six,” with a heavy, prominent bass line that sets it apart from the other tracks on the album. The chords build gloriously right into the opening vocals, and the song on the whole has more depth of sound than any other track on the album.
Although the musicianship is fairly simple and resembles previous work of other punk bands, Detours still should not be missed.