Album Review: Ron Gallo - Really Nice Guys (9/10)

Ron Gallo’s latest EP, Really Nice Guys, begins its eight-song track list with “Rough Mix,” which uses obnoxious auto-tune to propel listeners into the rhythm of the EP: ironic lyrics and anecdotal interludes. “I’m on the Guestlist” is the hilarious plight that budding musicians encounter when friends attending shows ask for special treatment. Following that is “YouTubular,” an instrumental track that sounds similar to The Surfaris’ “Wipe Out.” Really Nice Guys shows Gallo’s ability to not take himself seriously, displaying a raw instrumental talent and passionate lyricism. Gallo’s sound is unlike his contemporaries, conjuring an essence of old-school rock & roll.

Rating: 9/10
Really Nice Guys
New West Records
Producer: Ron Gallo