7 & 7 Is
Reviewed by Raoul Hernandez, Fri., May 28, 2010
Wild AmericaThe Sea (Freedom School)
Another graduate of Matador comp Casual Victim Pile, the East Austin quartet revs its four-song debut EP on Brooklyn imprint Freedom School, cutting late-period Naked Raygun with Naked Soul (opener "Please"), plus an early Westerberg/Stinson conviction hammered into riff and hot vox on "Work Work Work." Major label Green Day downstroke ("Know Nothing") meets a Midwestern Mudhoney ("The Sea"), clean chord changes and drive-through melodies muddied by bar-band aesthetics. Sold.