CRIPPENS, THE: The Minnow and the Pike: 12”EP

A doctorless version of Doctor And The Crippens arrives with an EP of songs for this new century. On first hearing, it’s not one that really sticks with me, although the guitar sound is pleasing to my ear as it buzzes away throughout. However, the songs aren’t particularly memorable on further listens and the one that does stand out, “Goldenrod,” does so because it reminds me a bit of Idles. This record is a rarity, in that it’s not often that a Boss Tuneage release doesn’t find favor with me. –Rich Cocksedge (Boss Tuneage, [email protected], bosstuneage.bigcartel.com)