San Cisco - the trio of Jordi Davieson, Joshua Biondillo and Scarlett Stevens - create indie pop and they do it well. Their latest EP, a 4-song release called Flaws really showcases what the band does well and how they've developed over the years.
While just a simple four-song EP, there's still a lot of emotional and lyrical depth to the release. These four songs tell a short story about hope and the loss of relationship and they do it in a very powerful way, especially on "Gone."
Musically this is a bit all over the place, it's a bit of modern indie pop mixed with some folk/Americana inspiration and some added retro nostalgia from the 80s and 90s too. While they have a cohesive sound and message on this EP, there’s nothing here that’s extraordinary. There's some good music here but nothing that's going to blow anyone away. It's a casual listen, not an intense one.
After a couple of years off, San Cisco return with a strong EP that's a good listen. Davieson really knows how to write some amazing lyrics and the band has a cohesive sound. It would be nice if there were some more catchy elements to this indie pop, but it's a nice block to build on for the next release.