The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco – The Cruise Control EP


The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco is a mouth full to say for a band name. It sounds like what you’re about to hear is chaotic and possibly old, but, thankfully, this is the exact opposite of what you actually hear from The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco. The sounds you get are free and effortless with spot-on harmonies – so much that the name “Cruise Control EP” also encourages this reputation. The songs make you feel like you’re on cruise control, but something this precisely good has to be done intentionally. There’s no accident.

“The Cruise Control EP” begins with “Cruise Control,” a quickly paced, light rock ‘n’ roll song that serves as an intro into the sounds you’re going to hear in this EP: light rock, a little blues and jazz. Whatever it is, you can already tell from this intro that what you’re about to hear is going to be easy. It’s easy to listen to, easy to appreciate and easy to get wrapped up wanting more.

The vocals are like a less raw Randy Newman with just a tad more clarity. This ends up as a perfect match for the instrumentation which is light sounding. The song “Breakfast Of Kings” is the best example of this. There are keys that move between parts to accompany each instrument whether it’s vocals, guitar or even drums – the keys are always there as a supporting role. You almost forget that they’re there, but imagining the song without them leaves you feeling a bit empty.

Listen below for the proof.

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