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All hail Great Caesar (or at least give their EP a listen)

By: Caroline Murray

I had not a clue what music I wanted to listen to. I desired something powerful, and relaxing, upbeat, but serious, gentle, yet moving. I wanted something that could accompany my walk through the city streets and be a soundtrack to those who passed me by. In comes Great Caesar – an indie rock band out of New York City– which gave me the complicated, yet mellow sound I craved. You may remember them from the Play Too Much sessions from last October.

Great Caesar is comprised of a saxophonist, trumpet player, bassist, guitarist and a vocalist, who are making noise over issues such as sexual equality and touches on the everyday hardships of love. Their self-titled EP dropped in 2014, and since then, the band has produced some serious emotional music videos that act out the lives of the characters imagined in their tunes. One track titled “Don’t Ask Me Why,” parallels modern day struggles of sexual equality and the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the band said.

Great Caesar finds inspiration in bands such as Arcade Fire and Beirut. However, I found myself comparing them to the likes Of Monster and Men, Head and the Heart and even FUN.

On the EP you will find four tracks:

-Still Love

-Don’t ask me why

-Holiday

-Bury Me

The songs each tell a story worth listening to. Still Love could be a tale about devoted love. Lead singer John-Michael Parker starts the song off at a slow pace, but when the wind instruments come in the track picks up the intensely.

He sings:

“Show me your wounds, I will wrap you bandages/ If you still bleed/ I will curb the damages/Let go of

fear/Trust in me dear/ because, I will keep you safe/ While, you are still here”

The first three songs follow a similar mellow pattern. And then you hit, Bury Me, the last track on the EP and Great Caesar show off a completely different side to their band. “Bury me” gets deep and that is reflective in Parker’s voice. About three minutes into the tune, the instruments blare and fuse together all at once.

It, by far, was my favorite track on the EP.

All hail Great Caesar, or at least go check them out.

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