DecoyMusic review of Delta Activity's recently released EP:
Iím sure that, to most, this band is unrecognizable. Which is a sad, sad thing, because they are a great band. They bring stunningly good laid-back, although at times very somber and emotionally powerful, music and combine it with some of the most pointedly negative and worrisome lyrics Iíve heard. The first track, ďHow Does It Feel?Ē deals with the unhappiness of the human condition, that we work jobs we hate for money we need to buy things we donít really even want. And then thereís an artist renting out our basement whoís far happier than we are, although heís not making any money. Sure, sounds old, but the powerful vocals of Ben Henderson give them an extra dash of creativity. The man truly knows how to use his voice.
For some reason, I like to compare this band to Alien Ant Farm. I donít know why, though, as they donít sound very alike at all. I think itís the fact that I find myself bouncing around to them, despite the lyrical content bringing me down just a bit. It could also be the over-the-top vocals, although the two voices sound nothing alike.
This band displays such a fine knack for song-writing that this EP gets spins from me constantly. And if I listen to it once, I end up listening to it over and over again for four days. And with the amount of music I have to (and choose to) listen to music, I really donít have time to do that. But itís such a pleasure that I do it anyway. The only problem I have with this disc is its length. Four tracks is hardly enough to wet the palette. And Iím sure this band is capable of far more. I eagerly anticipate their next release, be it full length or just another teaser.