WRITTEN BY: MEG
Following 2016’s “Semi Finalists,” PÆRISH have released their sophomore record, titled “Fixed It All.”
The album begins with its title track, “Fixed It All,” and it instantly shows the elements of emo and alternative music that are found throughout the tracks that follow it up. “Mike + Susan,” a later track, shares some similarities with the album’s opener, bringing a contrast between some softer vocals and louder instrumentals at first. The tempo is a bit slower in comparison, and the same can be said for another track that’s closer to the end of the record, “Water Doctor,” a much softer track that’s just really nice to listen to.
A couple of the tracks on here are also more laid-back, at least for the most part. The clean guitars that open up “You & I” prepare for a swift and seamless transition into a harder-hitting intro, and those guitars carry the more leisurely rhythm of the track. Movements’ Patrick Miranda also makes an appearance for a guest feature, and his performance really stands out.
“Albert Suffers” mostly continues this pattern and is a lot more relaxed for the first two minutes, at which point the instrumentals really kick in and make it a much bigger ballad.
“Archives” is one of many tracks on here where the tempo picks up the pace, and much like the album’s opener (which precedes it), it’s a track that highlights the prominent emo and alternative influences within the band’s music, and the vocals stand out quite a bit on here during the chorus. “Violet” is one of the most unforgettable tracks found on the record, and feels slightly influenced by the pop-punk genre, combining elements of that style of music with the emo and alternative elements found throughout the course of the record. “412” is another favorite (as well as those two previously mentioned tracks), bringing so much energy leading up to an anthemic chorus. “Journey Of The Prarie King” is another standout track, bringing some more catchy melodies and some dynamic instrumentals, and the same memorability is found within “Hollow,” which makes a really solid closer for this record.
“Fixed It All” offers a lot of catchy instrumentals and hooks and some striking performances throughout its nearly 40-minute duration, and collectively, these ten songs make up a really enjoyable record from PÆRISH.
"FIXED IT ALL" IS AVAILABLE NOW. LISTEN TO THE ALBUM HERE: