The Cherry Tree Parade 

The Cherry Tree Parade is kind of all over the map, but that isn't such a bad thing for a young band finding its footing. The Kansas City group's self-titled debut EP is out this weekend, and it features some real bright spots. "Movin'" balances ethereal wisps of melody with a pummeling rhythm reminiscent of Cursive or Murder By Death. Other moments are softer and more cerebral, like the plunky banjo melody and spaghetti-western evocations of "Just Let the Sun." Then there's the hilarious refrain of "Don't Need a Reason": It's hard to get down with pictures of Christ on your wall. If the Cherry Tree Parade can keep such brevity alive with the chops and smarts to match, good things are sure to follow.

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