Don’t Give Up On Me is the first track on Nothing’s Permanent, and its poppy, female-led vocals will immediately provide listeners with a timeless, torch song-type of feel. The production present on this album is admirable, allowing each element of the band to shine on their own. No matter how clear the horns, guitars, or drums might ultimately be, there is a cohesion that makes the songs resound well beyond their constituent elements. Permanent brings the instrumental side to the fore, while the overall feel of Loose Hinges continues to shift. This time around, the band is able to build off the work of bands like The Breeders and Sheryl Crow, giving their fans a funk-laden track which will be hard to forget. After this groovy effort, the Loose Hinges is able to slow things down and craft Every Little Word. This track allows the vocals to dominate, creating a much different effort than had been present on Give Up on Me or Permanent.
What ultimately is the Loose Hinges’s calling card is their inimitable and spontaneous spirit. Listeners that have not heard Nothing’s Permanent will never know what to expect music-wise. The band possesses an incredible amount of talent, and this ability is precisely the reason why the whole of Nothing’s Permanent is able to work as a unitary beast.
Nothing’s Permanent is a perfect introduction to a band, and will be able to last the test of time. Whether listeners appreciate Nothing More or Where’d You Go more, they will be pleasantly surprised with the curveballs that the Loose Hinges through the whole of Nothing’s Permanent. Make sure to contact the band for a copy of the album.
Top Tracks: Don’t Give Up On Me, Why Waste It
Loose Hinges Nothing’s Permanent CD Review / 2013 Self / 7 Tracks / http://www.theloosehinges.com/