The Effects of Cable Television (FXCTV for short), a fresh new band that produces an exciting blend of country, folk and alternative rock, currently features singer-songwriter/acoustic guitarist Jason Emery, percussionist Jeff Fuller and violinist Mishkar Nunez-Mejia. Fuller and Emery’s southern roots contribute greatly to FXCTV’s fresh feel.

The soothing, introspective “We Are Not Friends” highlights Emery’s stunning vocals. “Safe Bets,” though catchy, still sounds too intelligently offbeat for anyone to consider it “commercial.” “The Ashes of October,” a great country-influenced tune, showcases Emery’s wide vocal range.

Grade: A



EP 001 is currently available at myspace.com/theeffectsofcabletelevision.