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EP premiere: Ballad Salad - DRENCH FRIES

EP premiere: Ballad Salad - DRENCH FRIES

words: Joel Parmer

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Seattle’s DRENCH FRIES is the solo project of Big Buddy’s vocalist/bassist Levi Nattrass. With a little help from a few close friends, Nattrass has crafted the earnest Ballad Salad EP.

These three short-but-sweet songs are built on a foundation of memorable vocal melodies, mellow acoustic guitar, and Casio keyboard tones complimented by slide guitar work. The release sounds like a twangy, refined version of Porches’s Slow Dance in the Cosmos, or a stripped down version of Nana Grizol’s Ursa Minor. Ballad Salad is a catchy and straightforward, EP complete with some dreamy lo-fi qualities.

Nattrass and pals will soon be embarking on their first tour. Check out the DRENCH FRIES tour dates listed below and give Ballad Salad a first listen right here. It’s a quick-burning EP that you might wish a bit lasted longer. But perhaps that’s part of what makes it so amiable?

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song: "Chain Reaction" - Control Top

song: "Chain Reaction" - Control Top

photos: Partner + Dude York + Blushh at Vera Project

photos: Partner + Dude York + Blushh at Vera Project