KITE-EATING TREE, THE: Method: Fail, Repeat…: CD

In the interest of full disclosure, this is the second copy of this disc that arrived in the mail. I wish I could listen to both of them at the same time. This reminds me of everything I liked about Jawbox (soaring vocals, ringing chords, melodies) with none of the boring shit that I hated (the apparent inability to sustain any of the things I liked for more than a few seconds or measures), everything that’s great about No Knife and, in general, everything that’s awesome and ruling about post-core with a tumbler filled with 190-proof rock and roll thrown in for good measure. I’m sure there are tremendously subtle things about this record but, quite frankly, there’s simply too much rock here to go searching for subtlety on the first, second or even twentieth listens. Primarily for fans of angular, muscular guitar rock bands.

 –scott (Cowboy Versus Sailor)