Key Rings’ “Custom Fortunes (EP)”: Music Review

The now defunct (?) Key Rings’ EP “Custom Fortunes” is steeped in sounds of bygone indie and post-punk rock eras – “Mystic Killer” has a spacey Swervedriver meets Editors flavor to it, the synth on “Memory Lust” has an early Cure feeling, while “The Duel” unleashes heavy crash cymbals and distorted power chords. The heavily echoed and reverbed female vocals do bring a bit of The Breeders and the Amps.
The preceding demo (https://keyrings.bandcamp.com/album/demo) is more chord-driven with less synth, and the vocals are clearer and less washed out, which makes a great counterpoint to the later EP.
As Key Rings folded this year, they left us with a poignant cover of Book of Love’s “Boy” (https://keyrings.bandcamp.com/album/boy-single) with electronic beats replacing the drummer and layering synths on top of the catchy guitar hook.
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