by CHARLIE ANDERSON
4 stars out of 5
It seems as though the name Aspen Hourglass has been appearing frequently these last few months. From radio stations, newspapers and concert posters, Fort Collins hasn’t been able to get enough of these guys. And it’s with good reason. The locally-based trio has displayed an unmatched charismatic energy not only on the stage, but in the studio as well. Their latest project, a four-song EP, showcases the band’s wide range of style, fluctuating between a heavy dose of ska to alternative and progressive rock, touching on everything in the middle. The EP focuses largely on the allures of today’s society, as vocalist Grayson Erhard crescendos into the peak of “Dollar Signs” with an insistence that “Money I don’t want but can’t live without.” Comprised also of bassist John Napier and drummer Sean Hanson, Aspen Hourglass is certainly on the rise in Northern Colorado. After an incredibly successful headlining show at the Aggie only weeks ago, the band is set to play the venue again this January 4.