“Make It Right”
Now Is The Time for Loving Me, Yourself & Everyone Else
Everything about the new single by Carriers cries out to be listened to, from the first stuttered drum beat (amazing drums on this song) to Curt Kiser’s strong and emotive voice. Carriers is Cincinnati’s long kept secret, but trust me, not for long. As their press states:
Carriers’ debut LP, Now Is The Time For Loving Me, Yourself & Everyone Else, is a testament to the power of self-reflection and is carefully layered, leaning on strong
core songwriting, hypnotic synths and lush guitar tones from Kiser, mesmerizing percussion delivered by Bryan Devendorf (from The National), and nuanced, dynamic bass lines from John Curley (The Afgahn Whigs). The 9-track album evokes the same guitar-led grandeur of The War on Drugs as Kiser takes stock of life, death, relationships and gratitude for another day.
Seriously, this is some seriously beautiful music. Everything fits so smoothly to deliver Kiser’s vision with the most intensity of an album since, well, The War On Drugs. The sounding pessimism of “Make It Right” is tempered by the optimism hidden within. This is a great debut, and one that is continuously on my rotation of listened to albums.