Leaning towards pop-heavy living room punk that flirts with rock’n’roll, post-punk, and Guided By Voices-esque raggedness, Different Methods is a little hard to pin down on this three-song tape. “I Want an Enemy” is the obvious hit, but the highlight is the cover of Mable John’s “No Love,” maybe only for the moment when the cover slides into a sample of the original. They’re on the general U.S. homemade garage wavelength, not exactly compelling and not exactly charmless. There’s something here, though it’s hard to tell what it is or where it’s going.
–Matt Werts (Subject)