Division St.

4-Song EP

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Opening with the siren screams of Jamie Edwards' (Our Lady Peace) guitar and the set-your-watch timing of John Dorizzi's masterful percussion, "Come Undone" is an easy Beatlesque rocker complete with rolling basslines (provided by Thom Scheller), synthesized strings, and a hard catch chorus. "Close to Me" is a slinky ballad that pushes singer Isaac Haason to open wide and let loose with its whisper-to-a-cry lyrics. "Whatever You Want" is a countrified devotional ditty that explodes into full-on guitar-driven rock before settling back into a strummy, percussive, keyboard-swelled beat. The clever closer "Tie Me Down" combines foreboding guitar tones and deep phantomed rhythms with provocative lyrics such as "Falling just to stand up/Bleeding just to get cut" in a lasciviously gutsy tale of submission. Though some of Haason's multi-tracked vocal harmonies are a bit loose, the rhythms are tight and, despite only having four songs, the EP is impressively diverse -- certainly enough to garner the band the national attention they deserve.