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NNM Records

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
Sort of poppy indie rock, the most unique about this band is the guys voice, reminds me of a kid from high school I used to know, he had one of those voices that sounded great no matter how much he smoked or drank, no matter what, it was always deep and clear.

Anyway, this EP consists of two songs. The first and title track, is the poppier one, and I'll give it away, the influence is LOVE, (what a fuckin' jerk I am right?), but it just as easily could have been the Breeders, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, or the Fall. On the second song, "The Rings of Someone Else's UFOs", they get much louder, and then it gets interesting for a minute or two, actually causing me to take my eyes off the computer screen I was in front of at the moment when I was listening to them and literally turn my head in the direction of the stereo and watch the speakers for that one minute, even though I knew perfectly well that that was completely pointless.

So there you have it, I also smoked a cigarette and applauded the production, contemplating the possible irony of the band's name. Explore at your own risk.

Reviewed by James Hoey
A long-time contributing writer for LAS, Jim lives in North Carolina and drives an early 70s model mustard yellow Chevrolet Blazer.

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