I’m perplexed. Thought I wasn’t going to like the previous 7”, and enjoyed the heck out of it. So I was psyched to get this in my review pile, but it underwhelmed me. With the 7”, I thought they sounded like a rougher-around-the-edges Weakerthans, but it’s been polished away this time. Now it just reminds of the kind of band you like when you’ve got an e-mail address like “XmynameX at something dot com.” Granted, my expectations were pretty high, though, so I’ll still revisit it down the line.
–joe (Red Scare, redscare.net)