â€œCome Homeâ€ starts out with â€œJuan Shoe is Gonna Rock You!â€, a track that uses a duet of vocals done in a back and forth style that is given the perfect amount of support by the slightly country-tinged sound of the guitars and drums. This style reminds me vaguely of The Anniversary, but donâ€™t get me wrong; Caleb Micahâ€™s work here is unique and amazing in itsâ€™ own right. I could completely seeing â€œJuan shoeâ€ being the next black sheep-type of hit. Micahâ€™s vocals are incredibly hard to pin down in regards to what influences eir; during â€œScience (As In, She Blinded Me With), one can hear a tension between two distinctly different sounds, being those of Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and Goo Goo Dolls.
What results during this track is a classic bit of alternative rock that is given further life by the emotive, hopeful vocals of Micah during the track. â€œThe Republic of Heavenâ€ is in a bad space in itsâ€™ position at the third track of the disc, meaning that Micah not only has to keep cohesion high but also distance the track from where the first two hit. â€œThe Republic of Heavenâ€ continues with a very emotional brand of vocals but changes things up enough by modifying the balance to allow for eir vocals to stand out that much more. Result: another solid hit that will appease fans of The Replacements just as much as it does to fans of Ronnie Day and Brookside. Each track on this EP is a solid hit; I can definitely see Micah have a long, successful future ahead of eir. With all the pieces on eir end in place, all that is needed is for this superbly-talented star to strike out and wow live audiences. Pick up this album if you like alternative or indie rock, emo, or rock generally.
Top Track: Science (As In, She Blinded Me With)