Slumberland Records – October 28, 2016
After two years since his last release which totaled about 12 minutes, Tony Molina is back with new music and yes, it’s even shorter than before. At about 10 minutes total, Confront the Truth shows the artist moving away from the fuzz pop of his previous album towards clean and acoustic songwriting.
Molina, a Bay Area native and former Ovens member, has now released an 8-song EP of succinct, thoughtful ballads. It features his signature short songs that choruses or dense lyrics, but Molina only needs his hooks and melodies to keep listeners.
The album is a clear homage to one of Molina’s favorite bands: the Beatles. “I Don’t Want to Know” features a sample from “Strawberry Fields Forever.” “No One Told He” and “See Me Fail” have striking resemblances to the Lennon-McCartney tunes “A Day in the Life” and “And I Love Her,” respectively. Ending the EP, Molina covers Thin Lizzy’s “Banshee.” He goes back to electric guitar and full-band production, as if to say to fans he’s not done with that style. We will have to wait and see what Molina brings with future creations.
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