ALBUM REVIEW: Slaughter Beach, Dog – Safe And Also No Fear | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 02.08.19






Less truly is more on Jake Ewald’s solo project, Slaughter Beach, Dog, and this album feels simultaneously distanced and familiar to his musical successes in Modern Baseball. This new release especially touches on the innately real and near poetic lyricism which has been present in Ewald’s musical discography.

Safe And Also No Fear is a well-written, well-produced album in a technical sense, but the softness of it is what resonates on first listen. The album ebbs and flows from song to song, though maintaining a gentler and more melodic pace that has been an identifying stylistic choice for this project. Though full of delightful guitar hooks and tight instrumentals, it’s the vocal melodies and the stories told that make this album really special. 


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