Whirl together the lockstep rhythms and cool electronics of modern dance music and the more natural, organic vocals of old school soul, plus various other flourishes and tricks, and you end up with the Epochs. The CD artwork is bright and brash, paint sloshed across a canvas, dripping and running together, the work of a frenzied artist. That artwork sums up the Epoch's music, too--it is bright and busy; songs overlay one another as endings fade to and beginnings emerge; and the whole CD pulses with energy.
"Stand Up and Be Counted," "Picture of the Sun," and "Opposite Sides" showcase the clear-cut pop sensibilities, and the vocals and the instruments blend into a groove that will get into your head and backbone. Fronted by a couple of brothers, Hays and Ryan Holladay who share vocals and play all manner of instruments, the Epochs might seem a two-man army, but the rhythm section of a cat named Kotchy (that's the name he uses) on drums and percussion along with a great bass player, Kevin Smith, are essential here.
As far as who wrote what, who plays what, or any information at all about the band or songs, well, it is no doubt under all that paint somewhere. Give this a listen but turn it up.