Isolated from the rest of their catalog, slower Dead Mechanical songs like “Binghamton Calling” owe a lot to Jawbreaker: poetic, sweetly bleak, full of reflective depth. “Leave It Alone” has sixteen words (excluding who ohs), and comes out like the quick, bright bubbles of Superchunk. The funny thing is I’ve never thought of these two bands when listening to previous Dead Mechanical 7”s or their highly recommended full-length, Medium Noise. One of my favorite current bands.
–todd (Dead Mechanical)