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New York alternative rockers Subtleties has just dropped their sophomore EP, Barely You from which “Control” is taken. Honing influence from across the rock spectrum, Subtleties’ new record balances driving guitars, urgent, heart-on-sleeve lyricism, and resonating heavy injections. Nods to the early 00s alternative rock scene as well as the newer breed, sees comparisons drawn to the likes of Silverstein and Can’t Swim.
Since the release of 2017’s debut EP, It’s Always Winter Here, Subtleties has garnered a swell of attention across the Northeast, with a sound blending influences from across alternative rock and post-hardcore.
2018’s single “Gold Standard,” recorded by acclaimed producer Greg Thomas (END, Misery Signals, Shai Hulud), proved to be a breakout hit for the band and one which launched the quintet to the attention of alternative music fans across state and region, proving as a launchpad for a succession of successful tours of the Northeast.
Balancing an emo edged alternative rock sound with heavier intonations, Subtleties deliver honesty and urgency in equal measure on their new EP, Barely You. A palpable energy weaves throughout the record, driven by elements of the 00s alternative rock scene, along with flashes of the band’s more present day contemporaries.