Milk St.’s sophomore album, “V3RM0NT,” invites listeners on a captivating journey through the trials and tribulations of youth, told through the lens of psychedelic experiences and attempts to untangle generational trauma. The album kicks off with a distorted spoken word track, immersing you in the hazy introspection akin to a mushroom-induced reverie, setting the stage for what’s to come.
As the journey unfolds, Milk St. showcases their distinctive brand of Northeast Emo, a fusion of folk, grunge, and midwest emo. “Peyote” stands out as a high-energy, catchy track that beautifully marries twangy acoustic guitars with psychedelic undertones, while “I Collect Records (To Cope With My Crippling Mental Illness)” offers a poignant, stripped-back moment that tugs at the heartstrings.
“V3RM0NT” maintains a playful and accessible quality throughout, eschewing pretentiousness for a down-to-earth, relatable musical experience. The album’s sonic consistency, characterized by jangling guitars and collective vocals, complements the band’s lyrical themes of rebellion and self-discovery.
This concept album, penned by lead singer Jonah Wakefield, delves into the chaos of coming of age, offering listeners a deeply personal narrative. From country-infused psychedelia to indie rock, Milk St. traverses a vast musical landscape in this sophomore effort.
“V3RM0NT” has a total of 10songs on it and spans over 31 minutes and 45 seconds, this is enough time to allow an album kick in, all the songs are well arranged and perfectly arranged, a masterpiece by masters.
In “V3RM0NT,” Milk St. has crafted a singularly unique and expansive record that captures the essence of their growth as artists and individuals. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions, a testament to the power of music to illuminate the human experience.
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