Back in 2012, John O’Callaghan of The Maine put together a side-project with Eric Halvorsen (A Rocket To The Moon), Jared Monaco (The Maine), Ryan Gose (This Century), and Trey Nickelsen. In March of 2014, the band released a self-titled EP, Eagles In Drag.
The album kicks off with “Pretty Girl Monster,” and it’s immediately evident that, even while sharing two members, The Maine and Eagles in Drag are two completely separate bands. The bubbly pop tunes we’re used to hearing O’Callaghan sing have been weighted with a heavier tone, tons of reverb, and dark bass and drum parts. The next track, “Dog Days” is not as dark, but still keeps the edge by keeping the distorted vocals, similar to those of The Black Keys, and heavy bass lines. Continue reading Album Review: Eagles In Drag – S/T