Trashed on Fiction
Words Trails Maps
By Tiffany Razzano
Suffolk County's Trashed on Fiction has released a four-track EP, Words Trails Maps, in anticipation of their forthcoming full-length of the same name. And while the tracks on the EP will also be featured on Lawns, don't think these guys have chosen to release the best of what they have to offer now - there's much more where these four songs came from (trust me, I've heard some of the other tracks from the full-length). The EP is simply meant to whet your appetites and leave you wanting more, which it likely will do.
Now, at a time when indie rock is a blanket term used to describe just about every band out there, Trashed on Fiction will likely be lumped into that category, but really, they bring together alt-country, quirky pop hooks and literary lyrics. You hear influences like Pavement, Wilco, Tom Petty and more all over the CD. Words Trails Maps opens with the jangly, uptempo "Igby & His Crockets," followed by "Killing Grounds," with its slow, lush build up. Next is the lovelorn "When She Finishes," with "Passing Perfect" - which channels The Hold Steady - closing out the EP.
For more information, go to myspace.com/trashedonfiction.
Published August 22, 2008
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