There isn't a whole lot of fury on this debut EP from Chicago popsters (and former Alison's Halo frontmen) Insta, but if you're looking for a serving of tuneful, well-crafted pop tunes that merge a '60s style with a millennial, melodic sophistication, this could be just what you've been dreaming of. For their debut, Insta are Adam Cooper and Catherine Cooper; he writes most of the songs, she sings 'em, and they both play guitar and keyboards, with various friends pitching in on bass, drums, and other instruments. While Horn Rim Fury would be the perfect title for a power pop record, this is a few shades too polite to qualify on the "power" half of the equation, but the hooks will make any pop addict smile, and Catherine's sweet, breathy vocals are just the instrument this material calls for. A fine calling card from a band with talent and real potential.
Horn Rim Fury Review
by Mark Deming