Brooklyn's Chalk & Numbers Throw Back with Accuracy
In their photographs and in their sound, Brooklyn’s Chalk and Numbers is a throwback outfit. Their sound is a well executed attempt at recreating something that went extinct with the advent digital recording. Sable Yong of Year of the Tiger lends her 60s compatible vocal style to music by Andrew Pierce. The instrumentation is true to the old sound, as are the narrative lyrics.
Their first release He Knew EP is a grab bag of song styles from decades ago. But none of the ballads or beach jams can match the infectious hook of the title track. “He Knew” takes you with it like a Supremes song, complete with tambourine snare hits and surf rock drum rolls. The accuracy makes the collection of six songs a certifiable period piece, despite the illusion taking a dip when bits of a Long Island accent occasionally shine through.
He Knew EP is a free download, and definitely worth a listen. Check out the title track right here.