From: Toronto, Canada
It's like back to the future on the blog this week. After reviewing an album from a band formed from members of a group featured on my very first post today I bring you news of LP Winner, a new EP from The Two Koreas, a Canadian band first featured on the Devil's blog in March 2007 (The Two Koreas). The new EP restates the Canadian five piece's traditional touch points of The Fall, Sonic Youth and Pavement but dispenses with much of the tongue in cheek humour that has marked their earlier works.
The title track LP Winner is a rumbling, twitchy, post punk homage to the Fall. The heavier, darker, more angular Je Lis En Francais drops it's anchor somewhere between the ports of Sonic Youth and Bloc Party. It's not all 80s post punk though. In an unexpected change in musical direction the EP climaxes with the jangly, Poor Man's Tony Wilson Blues a track that starts off like an early Stone Roses demo and moves the quintet closer to the world of pop.
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