Things get weird on “Fixtures,” a song released to Bandcamp last month by Providence band Willow.
Vocals fade in and out, muffled beneath the layered guitars that often pivot from left to right ear bud. The song previews “Slumlord,” the follow-up to “The Roanoke EP,” released last year. From the yuletide bells on “Dakota” and “Iowa” to the handclaps on “Colorado,” there are enough surprises to keep the EP from getting boring, not to mention the mixed bag of guitar tones used throughout its six tracks.
Look for the three-song “Slumlord” EP to be released in full to Bandcamp on December 1 - Jake Reed