Kalle Mattson’s closest kin vocally is the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy. His label is called Parliament of Trees. From these facts we may reasonably infer that Lives in Between EP is a through-and-through indie affair. This inference then becomes fact after a minute into “Someday”, the lovely acoustic opener to this five-song set. Fortunately, this EP is a brief one, as there’s little on here to differentiate Mattson from the litany of “Dylan-influenced” (his words, not mine) songwriters with a penchant for quirky instrumentation, like the plucky glockenspiel on “Sun is Gone”. But, hey, this is free, so if you’re looking for a couple of friendly indie tracks to augment your summer playlist, you won’t do any harm in downloading it.
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