Move Out West – On The Run EP
Record Label: None
Release Date: April 12, 2011
Recording their second EP, On The Run, with Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Cartel, Mayday Parade, All Time Low), Move Out West could be the next up-and-coming pop-rock group. Full of catchy hooks, slick guitar play, and soaring vocals, On The Run will definitely encourage listeners to follow these guys, anxiously awaiting their debut full-length record.
“Drift Away” kicks off the record at full volume, showing off Eben Wares’ vocal ability mixed with Brian Hadsell’s impressive guitar play. The layered vocals add to the sound of Move Out West throughout the EP, as evident throughout the opener. “Turn Around” begins with Cyrus Thomas-Walker’s keys and soft vocals before becoming the most straightforward pop song of the five. “Explain It” utilizes the same song structure as “Turn Around,” featuring on the biggest hooks yet, easily the biggest standout hit here. It’ll easily be on repeat throughout the summer – it has the huge guitars, soaring vocals, everything summer needs.
The title track is mellow, channeling a Boys Like Girls-esque mid-tempo pop tune, while “Sink With You” ends On The Run on a fitting note, with its climatic ending being the most memorable minute on the EP. Clearly, this will resonate as a memorable pop effort, with Move Out West not being unlike how Boys Like Girls started out. If this EP is any clue of what’s to come, Move Out West could easily be the next big pop band.