Laurel and Let's. Two bands from Baltimore (or the suburbs thereof) who are really great. We've already covered Let's here before. This split features all three of the songs that were featured on their demo plus one more, "Confusing," which is a folky acoustic jam that anyone who is familiar with The Summer We Went West is sure to appreciate. It sounds like it could easily have been one of the band's b-sides, or even a song from member Erik Peuckonis's other current project, Boat Water (which also feature vocalist/guitarist Jon of Let's).
Laurel plays a slaphappy brand of emo with the same influences of just about every other band playing this style of music today, but they do it in a way that's a hell of a lot of fun, with hooks that will get stuck in your head for days. The highlights of their side of the tape are "Shamu (Sister)" and "Wait For You".
This release was limited to 100 cassettes, and you probably won't be able to get your hands on one unless you go see one of either of the band's live. So, go see them!
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Laurel/Let's Split (2010)