After a few days of obsessing over categorizing Netherfriendsâ€™ sound, I realized such efforts were unnecessary and that the six tracks on this EP were strong enough to stand alone. As vain as my attempts at classification may have been, I still have to try. Here goes: the majority of the Netherfriends EP is an exploration of pop possibilities. Itâ€™s an addictive mix of Animal Collectiveâ€™s meandering instrumentation and the Elephant Six Collectiveâ€™s tendencies to pay homage to â€˜60s era pop. “Mom Cop” leans towards the latter. However you decide to categorize them, listener beware: I ended up memorizing the lyrics to all six songs in a day. Netherfriends exposed the addictive side of my personality.
– By Brie Roche-Lilliott