APOCALYPSE MEOW: The End Is Nigh: LP

Enjoyed the Bats Bats Bats 7” and would expect nothing less of a band called Apocalypse Meow to have brilliant song titles like “The Haste and the Curious,” however The End Is Nigh swings too violently, pendulum-like, between fantastic Queers/Masked Intruder harmonies and just plain out-of-place, spooky feelings-laden “The Route” or Dr. Hook cover (including a rap?). Barrel straight ahead with “Baby, I’m a Scientist,” or for the more adventurous, the pop-epic three-part “All Dinosaurs Are Ghosts” (a valiant attempt), but overall, too many spices spoil the stew. Endnote: would still purchase next release to see what happens. 

 –Matt Seward (Night Animal, nightanimalrecords.storenvy.com)