EINE KLEINE CHINMUZIK: Hoch Und Dich: CD-R EP

Looks can be deceiving. When checking out what looks like crappy third grader cat drawings that accompanied this CD with the track listing, I thought this might be some young kids’ stab at making music. Well, I can’t confirm the ages of the band members Ben, Magoo, and Jason, but I was pleasantly surprised by their ability to make music. This speed demon pop punk has me pounding my feet without understanding a damn word they’re singing. These seven songs are full of distorted vocals and blistering drums, making it sound like a live band recording in a lo-fi setting. Their songs are similar to Milwaukee counterparts Chinese Telephones. If Eine Kleine Chinmuzik translates this nicely on recording, I hope they come to town soon because they’ll have a lot to live up to. If you want your pop with a surge of body-wrecking power, then get this EP now.

 –N.L. Dewart (http://www.myspace.com/einekleinechinmuzik)