"Self-titled" CD EP (Jade Tree)
Really, disgustingly, ass-rockingly, I-can't-believe-I-just-heard-that, better-than-it-has-any-right-to-be awesome. Combining new wave, blip-and-twitter and drone-core, pop hooks that go off like a neutron bomb, understated croons that sound more like breathy shoegaze from the 1990s and introspective lyrics fit for late-night sessions of wondering why life isn't better than it is, this EP blows the doors off of ... well, pretty much everything else I've reviewed for a long time. The songs describe a yearning for something else, carving dreams for better times out of musings about claymation being replaced by computer graphics and wanting to be on TV. They are nothing less than great.