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Eskimo Kisses
Eskimo Kisses
Post Parlo Records

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
The Eskimo Kisses, having learned nothing from my usual "Bad Band Name" commentary, sound very much like Silver Scooter. Unfortunately, they also sound a lot like a horrible band called Darling Little Jackhammer, in that they rely on simple guitar pluckings with no meat, hoping to come across as some cute cuff-pantsed indie rockers. If Eskimo Kisses could weed out the wimpy, cutesy parts and add a bass player they would be in a position to do some damage with their hyperactive guitars and a rollicking trap set that would likely do much better with a thicker, more slick producer.

Their self-titled six-song EP places Eskimo Kisses in a promising trajectory, as they remind of a stripped down version of the rock that rescued Silver Scooter from pop blandness on New Orleans Parish. The trio, consisting of Kevin on drums, another Kevin on guitar and a Shar on another guitar, are constantly active, each song ringing out a bit differently than the last while retaining the feel of a distinct set.

This EP, while obviously rough, does show creative promise that may or may not overcome their desire to be pop-punk dorks. These songs are good, but we've heard this sound a million times before.

Reviewed by Sarah Peters
A former music editor and staff writer for LAS, Sarah Peters recently disappeared. Perhaps one day she will surface again, who knows.

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