BIG EYES: Self-titled: Cassette

A four-song cassette EP that rocks pretty solidly from start to finish. Big Eyes have a big, full, meaty sound despite being a three-piece. The tunes are mid- to fast tempo rock’n’roll with hypnotic female lead vocals intertwined with spectral backup harmonies. Big Eyes remind me of a lower-fi version of Beretta 76. I wish this weren’t on cassette—I’m afraid to play it too often (to my great dismay!) because the ogre that lives in my tape deck will undoubtedly desire to eat it soon. Also, the cover art appears to be influenced by Gahan Wilson. Nice.

 –Eric Carlson (Tankcrimes, [email protected])