SUPERTOYS LAST ALL SUMMER LONG


EAR PWR
November 9, 2009, 4:20 am
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EAR PWR
SUPER ANIMAL BROTHERS III
CAR PARK RECORDS

Panned as self-regarding electro-hipsters in the States, Baltimore duo Ear Pwr rake together a half-assed mélange of bouncy Pokemon house, Italo disco, Baltimore club and twee banalities about cats and trainers. Released on Car Park, home of Wham City figurehead Dan Deacon, this is the chancer’s corner of the scene, where sub-CSS posturing is favoured over solid craft. Wacky without being at all fun, their slipshod mash-up fare would function better as either dance or punkish ‘party grenades’ if they employed heavier sounds or increased b.p.m’s, but the tracks just seem to toddle along inconsequentially in a haze of coy irony, impacting on your consciousness like a cereal advert. Sarah Reynolds’ muppet-baby yap grates interminably, although she does spout nice J-Pop melodies when singing about her lovely new sweater.

John Calvert

3/10

DOWNLOAD: SUPER ANIMAL BROTHERS III, BEAM OF LIGHT
FOR FANS OF: DAN DEACON, FUTURE ISLANDS, CSS

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