This interesting 7-song EP is mostly crooning love-lost lyrics over pleasantly melodic indie. But there are some off-kilter flourishes. Violins are prominent throughout the album, yet instead of being ballady, they add a jazzy, prog element. This is especially the case on “Birthday Suite” and “Passing Cars,” which have a math rock-meets chamber pop feel.
Their music is a lot smarter and more mature than their band name would suggest. Moody vocals over poppy prog-indie is a good combination and they make it work. The album may require a little patience from indie-pop fans, but math rockers should find that this goes down easy.
Bottom Line: Slightly proggy indie without the post-punk fussiness.
Notable Tracks: Birthday Suite, F#