"Mission To Mars," the first song on Charming Gardeners' debut, self-titled EP, begins with an all-too-familiar sound—a broken-up guitar playing a mid-tempo groove, filtered through a wah-wah pedal. The rest of the band kicks in, and it's apparent from the start: This act is making no attempt to hide their influences. In fact, they seem to wear them proudly. The melancholy thread that weaves its way through the record harkens back to the sort of cleaned-up grunge era... More >>>