Steeped in clouded nostalgia, open wounds and a weighty, permanent what-if, Brookside Mall’s Preservation released April 14 via Front Porch Records. Gently defiant and grievously plainspoken, this sophomore effort is anthemic, maudlin and disaffected.
Selected Press // Preservation (2017)
in Exclaim: “Geography and the genre don’t matter as long as big hearted youngsters like this are willing to sing their hearts out about the yearning that we’ve all felt while growing up in sleepy, formative locales”
in Grid City: “On this EP, the songwriting remains drenched in honest vulnerability with MaGee’s one-of-a-kind, highly-relatable, cry-along choruses backed by the group’s strongest arrangements to date”
in The East: “Through deeply poetic lyrics, compelling sound, and an honest feel in their songwriting, Brookside Mall has charmed their way into our hearts yet again”
in Mixtape Magazine: “It’s a six-song EP with vulnerable lyrics filled with nostalgia as the band dives into previous experiences”
in The Brunswickan: “In a music scene that punches well above its weight, Brookside Mall still stands out”