Opposite Day are no newcomers to me: I’ve enjoyed my fair share of I Calculate Great and Space Taste Race, Part Zero, their two 2017 releases, but today marks the release of Divide by Nothing, their latest EP, and their best yet.
Art rock, progressive rock, math rock: those are the terms with which you’d best describe the songs here, even though the band has already dabbled in other genres. Here, however, the Texan trio pushes things farther into art territory, especially on “The Only Way to Travel”, a real upbeat, funky, and creative track that’s really the highlight of this EP. Going from what sounds like Superlocrian to Whole-Tone, while keeping it all joyful, almost Zappalike or Bunglesque… Major props to them!
The rest of Divide by Nothing is also full of the same kind of idiosyncrasies and eccentricities. If you haven’t enjoyed Opposite Day yet, now is the best time to do so!