Sherwood have come quite a ways since their self released, self-tited EP which they put out in January of 2004. The guys came through on tour and I caught up with them in the summer of 04′ where they were eating peanut butter and crackers for supper and playing for crowds of 20-100 people night after night. I knew instantly that the guys were very hard working and deserved every little bit of exposure they could get. You can check out the interview I conducted with Dan from June 30th 2004 here. Since then Sherwood signed a one record deal with SideCho and Released Sing, But Keep Going about a year ago on May 31st 2005. The Summer EP is a continuation of Sherwood’s fun energetic music which is filled with catchy guitars, organ backgrounds, and sing along lyrics.
Starting out the EP is the catchiest song on the EP titled “The Only Song.” Back and forth guitar parts are filled in with an upbeat bass and drum part as well as being covered with that nice organ sound I’ve come to love from Sherwood. “This Airplane Is A Ribbon” starts out with Nate singing “This Airplane Is A Ribbon, with the bird at either end, and it’s feather light floating in the wind ” while we hear a light acoustic guitar part. I love when the song picks up with a nice drum and bass line, as well as the background vocals which add so much to the songs dynamics. “I’m Asking Her To Stay” reminds me of Sherwood’s early days when they sang about California, life, love, and girls. Wrapping up the EP is “The Simple Life” which is a slower acoustic song with great melody and lyrics.
Like I said before, Sherwood have come a long way in their time and things are only looking better from here. The bands sound has been perfected with their last few releases and I definitely love their sound. Pick up this EP while it’s still free. The band will have it on sale on their shows in the future and you can also pre-order it from Flipside Industires for a June 1st release.
1. The Only Song
2. Middle of the Night
3. The Airplane is a Ribbon
4. I’m Asking Her to Stay
5. Simple Life
The Whole EP