Aural Pleasure Review
Islands & Tigers: 'Failed Attempts'
Published: June 19, 2013
"If I could choose from a thousand lovers, I would surely choose you." These telling words begin “Do You Wanna Come Back Home?” — the stellar first track on this delirious summer romp of an EP from one of San Anto's best young pop-rock groups. It's that heartfelt belief in the sacredness of youth and the enormity of its emotions that imbues each bright, sun-n-surf-soaked song on Failed Attempts with the feeling of eternal momentum. On the EP's finest song, “Alone On New Year's Eve,” the group excels at a frenetic garage bounce dressed up with whistles, manic organ, and an earnest vocal besmirched by a youthful sense of immediacy.