by Lena Nelson
Big House // Care less, the debut EP from quiet wyatt, is an action-packed 5 minutes and 35 seconds of jazzed up, punk rock, bedroom pop. "Big House," the first track in the two-track EP, is full of surprises. Cool twangin' electric guitar gives way to a distorted vocal that sounds like it's coming through 5 different radios and a tin can telephone. The verse is cool, laidback, and slightly ambling, but the chorus hits hard, delivering an instant anthem for angsty teenagers everywhere. Quiet Wyatt practically wails the words "BIG HOUUUSE," and the effect is immediate. The strain of youthful emotion is there and feels genuine; however, the song doesn't take itself too seriously.
"Care less," the second half of the EP, does not amble. Each word feels packed with indignation and spite. Energetic, strong drums carry the song and move it along efficiently. This track is truly punk rock; however, the guitars add a little twist, like Blink-182 meets Pet Sounds. Whatever it is, we dig it.