Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Detachment Kit - Givin' The Go Ahead

When a band comes up with 13 new tracks and releases them as an EP, you have to wonder if they're undercompensating for something. Does this mean there is only an EP's worth of decent material here? Are half of the tracks just 10 second interludes or "skits" (as is common in the hip-hop world)? In the case of Brooklyn-based outfit The Detachment Kit, however, a 13 song EP is exactly that... 45 minutes of solid post-punk spazz-rock with no strings attached.

I'm a little surprised these guys aren't bigger than they are, what with the comparisons to bands like Les Savy Fav and Cursive, but their songs do sometimes take a few listens before they really hit home. After releasing some material on The Self-Starter Foundation and their last album on Frenchkiss Records, it now seems that they're back to the drawing board and putting this disc out independently. Either way, it's just as good if not better than their previous stuff, so don't miss out. You can hear more songs on their MySpace page.

» Bonus Track: Heavenly Escort
» Buy it online

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