by Josh Gross
After three years together, local rockers The Paris Funds just dropped its debut EP, Lion Battle. The the six-song collection was released direct to Web via Bandcamp late last night. (Full disclosure, BW freelancer Trevor Villagrana is in the band.)
Lion Battle may be short on tracks for three years, but it ain't short on riffs. Every song is jam-packed with big guitars and drums reminiscent of screamo bands like Thrice or Anatomy of a Ghost. The final track, "Matchless," has a well-planned interplay between twinkling arpeggios and an ultra-heavy chorus.
You can catch The Paris Funds Wednesday, Oct. 3, at The Crux with Sleeping Weather, Sheep Among Wolves and Rogue Gallery. Lion Battle is available for download on Bandcamp or for streaming below.