Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bird Calls - Small Bones Split



01. Bird Calls - Confidence Tricks
02. Bird Calls - Fortnum And Mason
03. Small Bones - Dissin' The Blue
04. Small Bones - Catch Me If You

An interesting split 7", with bands with seemingly little in common. Bird Calls from London makes bouncy indiemo with dancing drum lines and interplay between bass and guitar - whereas several thousand miles away in New Orleans, Small Bones makes more traditional, riff-driven emo which substites melodic bounce for abrasive kick. Most interestingly of all, it works. Both varied and intertwined: Bird Calls are just low-end enought to be willing to be discordant; Small Bones are just poppy enough to make clever structure a little catchy. Both bands deliver in their own distinct styles to create four solid tracks for this 7" split.

Reviewed by Beth.

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