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Review: The Post Age, “Shapeshifter”

No Comments 3 May 2015

Review: The Post Age, “Shapeshifter”

“This is a solid five tracks worth of carefully arranged, melodic electro-pop that carries its weight with great vocals and even better hooks.”

Artist: The Post Age

EP: Shapeshifter

Genre: Pop / Rock

RIYL: Phantogram, Capital Cities, Foster the People

The Post Age - Shapeshifter

I’m the first to admit that I’m generally skeptical when I press play on a piece of music that might be best described as electronic in any way. It’s not because I dislike it; in fact, I grew up on New Order and Depeche Mode and have a soft spot for a great pop song. But it is generally this genre that produces some fairly average if not poorly crafted songs more than any other. That’s why I was very pleasantly surprised by the new EP Shapeshifter from Florida duo The Post Age.

This is a solid five tracks worth of carefully arranged, melodic electro-pop that carries its weight with great vocals and even better hooks. There is versatility, a great sense of rhythm and a likeability to what Jake Addicott and Nick Greene have started to build with the release of Shapeshifter. They are still a new partnership, just formed in 2014, but the combination of their energy and talents shows great potential with these tracks.

Opening track “Firelight” is one of those earworm songs with a memorable melody and warm tone that feels apropos to the song title and gets better with each listen. “Fool’s Gold” continues the tone and style set by the previous track, but delivers more diversity on vocals. The anchor of the EP is “The Remedy,” a tune that shows more personality, a wider range of vocals and a slightly more sophisticated approach to the song arrangement. This track shows great potential and depth to what The Post Age may develop from in the future, and it’s a song that will get stuck in your head upon first listen. “Loose Ends” takes a different turn from the previous tracks, with some sparser arrangements that help bring a fresh new sound to the record.

The five tracks presented on Shapeshifter aren’t necessarily reinventing the wheel, but there is something interesting brewing underneath them. It’s clear that this duo has tapped into something inspiring within their partnership, and it’ll be interesting to see how they continue to develop their sound. I suspect there are depths yet to be explored, but Shapeshifter is a wonderful and winning start to that journey.


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