Sunday, 18 September 2011

Kids On A Crime Spree - We Love You So Bad

Released May, 31 2011 / Slumberland

I Don't Want To Call You Baby, Baby
Trumpets Of Death
Sweet Tooth
To Mess With Dynamite
Dead Ripe
It's In My Blood
Jean-Paul Sartre 2

Mario Hernandez has a knack for making fun and exciting records, see Ciao Bella and From Bubblegum To Sky for examples. Here he joins Becky Baron from #poundsign# on drums and Bill Evans of From Bubblegum on guitar, to make one of the most thrilling indiepop releases of the year. Distinctive vocals, excellent songwriting, C86 drumbeats, reverb-soaked guitars and well produced song structure help this EP flow flawlessly without a missed step. The catchy hand-clap driven 'Sweet Tooth' and 60s surf pop 'Trumpets Of Death' are remarkable vibrant pieces of pop. 'To Mess With Dynamite' has a vocal on the hook that pays homage to The Ramones song 'Judy Is A Punk'. Personally, Blueboy and Popgirly much prefer the newer of the two. The joyous titled 'I Don't Want To Call You Baby, Baby' has a cool bass line together with a hint of fuzz that calls for repeated plays. This debut EP is infectious and fun. Highly recommended!