CD REVIEW: Ben Fuller "Aquarian Son"

An outrageously cool debut from a a talented and virtually unknown singer/songwriter, this EP finds itself somewhere around the intersection of the Beach Boys and the Beatles. Ben Fuller has put together five incredible pop songs that are full of depth and character, mixing quirky and fun lyrics with an equally exciting sound. The first and last track, "Ashes" and "California" respectively, are bookends of the EP that define the entire disc. The energy of both tracks showcase the raw talent of Fuller, and the songs are catchy and get stuck in your head for hours, just like great pop songs are supposed to do. This EP is an excellent introduction to this unknown talent, and is surely not the last we will hear from Ben Fuller.