Review: Blue Epic

Blue Epic
“Love and Hate EP”
(TVT Records)

Blue Epic merges ’80s sound with new wave appeal, creating a distinctive blend of haunting and mesmerizing, emotionally driven tunes.  This 5-track marvel, “Love and Hate EP,” features original music along with a Neil Young cover, “A Man Needs a Maid.”  This Alabama foursome manages to find a niche not yet occupied by whiny boy band pussies and overplayed punk acts.  Taking a 3-dimensional approach, Blue Epic combines something old, something new, something borrowed and ends up with something Blue, just as their name implies.