BLACK WINE: Dark Energy: EP

Imagine bands like late-period Hüsker Dü, the Replacements, and early Soul Asylum mixed with the Plimsouls. “Pick at the Pieces” starts off the record with a decent rock vibe, then “Yr Light” changes the mood and flow from the previous song. The tempo is stop-go. The cover of Jethro Tull’s “Locomotive Breath” is filler.

 –M.Avrg (Don Giovanni, dongiovannirecords.com)