Review: RFA’s Just Don’t Turn the Lights On EP

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Photo by Hannah Pautler
Photo by Hannah Pautler

Philly newcomers Really Fast Automobiles are onto something with their debut EP Just Don’t Turn the Lights On. Demonstrating heightened melodic sensibility and admiration for the simplicity of classic garage rock, their passion and potential is nearly tangible. Opening tracks “Just Don’t Turn the Lights On” and “Don’t Come Calling to Me” are low-key but fun with the former coming to life by the end with a killer guitar solo. “Indie Rock Song” has its own stand-alone charisma as they sing “you fell in love with my little indie rock song”. Digging a bit deeper on “Alone For One Night” they describe the pangs of loneliness but maintain melodic simplicity. They end on a fast, upbeat note with “James Dean” concluding their fun, simple debut which takes cues from The Strokes and classic rock and roll.

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