CULT OF LIP, THE: Your Feedback/Sleep Receiver: LP

As with their debut 45, the easiest touchstone on this collection of two EPs on one 12” record is My Bloody Valentine. They definitely share some sonic qualities—the blown-out, woozy guitars for starters—but there is a bit of an art-punk streak buried deep underneath and the sonic layering is less dense, resulting in a sound that is more direct and often possessing more of a groove. Good record throughout, one due for a lot of airtime at excessive volumes. –Jimmy Alvarado (MPLS LTD, mplsltd.com)