For some time now, Smoke Or Fire has been one of my favorite bands. But it hasn’t always been like that, as the majority of their material tend to be a grower for me. Take Above The City for example: I owned the album back when it came out in 2005, and while I listened to it relatively regularly, I didn’t really warm up to the album for a good year or two. Same story goes for This Sinking Ship.
So when I heard that Smoke Or Fire was releasing a 7-inch with two songs from their upcoming full length “Prehistoric Knife Fight”, I was cautiously stoked. After listening to the 7-inch a few times, I can still say I am cautiously stoked. I really like opening track “Speak Easy” which encompasses everything I love about Smoke or Fire: catchy riffs, rough around the edges vocals, and anthematic choruses.
The second track “Modesty” is definitely a grower on me. Originally I didn’t like it much, but after a few listens, I’m really starting to dig the song. I know that the full length will take some time for me to get used to, but this teaser 7-inch has me pretty stoked to see what Smoke Or Fire has up their sleeve.
The band put up a stream of one of the songs off the 7-inch, so definitely check it out below.