By Lukas Foote
Ulysses S. Grant? That was the 18th President of the United States in 1869-1877. Grant Ulysses? That is Canadian-Orillia teenager Cole Mendez’s solo project, written, recorded and produced from his bedroom.
Grant Ulysses has two music videos out entitled “Wealth” and my personal favourite track by him: “Selfish”. These two songs aren’t exactly happy, rather depressing actually but they are his two most alternative, catchy and up-beat songs.
The Twin Visions EP that I’m reviewing however, is as Cole himself puts it “A more cohesive and fleshed out musical project”. This EP is unlike his previously released songs. I find this EP to be more Indie and Dream Pop with a haunting aspect throughout each of the four tracks. All songs sound hopeless with lonely lyrical content and amazing guitar tone to accompany the theme all throughout this EP.
Every song on Twin Visions had a catchy, quirky guitar intro to it, except on the track “Apathy” in which case had a groovy-ass bass intro to it. The guitar intro’s reminded me of a Peter Sagar from Homeshake like feel to them and it’s safe to say I dug it. The instruments, in particular guitar and bass are stimulating and the vocals on Twin Visions are really lo-fi and daunting.
For Fans of:
Nice, Nice, Father-My-Children Nice