SISTERKISSER / RUMSPRINGER: Split: 7” EP

Sister Kisser: Gruff and/or flat-vocaled indie pop punk with hooks aplenty. The songs are innocuous enough, and are sugar-sticky and simple without being lug-headed, but on the whole they don’t really stand out from the umpteen other bands populating the pack. Rumspringer: Sure, there’s some musical DNA overlap in evidence here that is shared with their record-mates, but Rumspringer’s working on a whole other level of hooks and sonic sophistication, and they do so with a deceptive ease in delivery that make the results all the more impressive. As a result, it’s about as unfair to compare the two as it is to put a bonobo in a cage with a nine hundred pound silverback and expect it to hold its own. 

 –jimmy (Dead Broke)