Release Date: Available Now
If you haven’t heard of Deap Vally, they’re a female retro/rock duo from Los Angeles: decked out in 70s attire, always wearing sunglasses, and heavily influenced by bands like Led Zeppelin—looks great on paper, and they definitely dress the part, so they must sound pretty groovy? Well, after listening to their debut EP Get Deap! I’m not so sure they actually “play” the part. The EP’s opener “Lies” is actually not a bad song—with a decent rhythm and some catchy vocals—but the rest of the release is over saturated with distortion and full of a (not very believable) “bad ass” rock ‘n’ roll attitude. “Gonna Make My Own Money” is just a screechy vocal mess and appears to be a failed, mid-tempo instrumental rip off of The White Stripes’ “Blue Orchid.” It’s tough to completely judge the band solely based on a four song EP, that being said; I wouldn’t totally discount Deap Vally until first hearing their debut full-length (due out later this year)—I mean, there is some potential on Get Deap! (some).
Review by Matt Crane – HHM