(Duplicated CD, Extended Play)
Sorry's 3rd album the RSVP ep rethreads some of the needles from Non-Winner and It Pays to Pay Attention, both in the harmonies of brothers Alan and Stephen Brozovich and in the melodic poppiness of the songs themselves. But the overall feeling of the RSVP ep is moodier than previous records. The songs rush less and breathe more, and the themes sound more reflective than tongue-in-cheek -- childhood memories, the state of love mid-marriage, the dreariness of office worklife. When on 'Lied Like the Rug' they ask 'what do all our days amount to?' you get the sense that they have logged some serious hours pondering an answer. The harmony in the phrase suggests that maybe, just maybe, pop music is part of their reply. 'These boys play complex and thought provoking pop music. Their latest EP, RSVP, embraces sophisticated harmonies coupled with catchy, crunchy guitar hooks are nothing short of excellent! Sorry has certainly put their musical knowledge to good use in producing this beautiful example of power pop.' --PowerPop Overdrive 'an affinity for the early Death Cab sound, which isn't a bad thing ... Good stuff, boys' --Northwest Music Blog DIY styled lo-fi indie power pop with a plenty of sweet melodic guitar touches, a lot like The Shins or Death Cab for Cutie ... you'll hear bits of Jon Auer with Paul Simon rhythms ... worth a spin on the ipod for sure. --Powerpopaholic Let it be known that I dig this record a lot ... truly a pleasant pop experience. To my ears they sound like a band raised on equal parts powerpop (the Posies, Teenage Fanclub) and indiepop (Versus, True Love Always, the Lucksmiths). All and all, Sorry is melodic and harmony driven and really darn good. Consider me your new champion. -- Seattle Power Pop Blog I was crazy about their last EP, 'Non-Winner', and have also seen a number of these songs performed live, so I already knew I would love this record ... beautifully written --indiepages.com.