Author: Andrew Duncan
8/15/11 | Zaptownmag.com | www.zaptownmag.com | Record Review
This tour-only EP ? to be sold on Kasher's August and September tour ? is a gritty outlook that punches up the notch on what he did with Monogamy.What starts out sounding like dirty sloppy seconds turns into a full-blown barn burner that outweighs the level of the songs that made it on the original cut."No Harmony" keeps growing until all the levels are maxed out and Kasher's voice is on the verge of cracking. And that is when you realize you are in the midst of another wonderful release from Kasher, and the perfect compliment to Monogamy."Opening Night" is a little more sedate, exchanging amplified rock for acoustic contemplation. It's almost used as a transition piece to "A Bluer Sea," an estranged piece that is an instant head bopper or body twitcher.Kasher does a great job at mixing things up. "Lilybird And The Trust Fund Kid" is an experimental success at great storytelling and expressive mood setting. Instead of bashing you over the face with tempo, he eases us back into the playing field on "Rabbit, Run." It's the finale, "Trees Keep Growing" that gives us that last boost, but a boost in the way John Vanderslice would do it.Let's hope this EP sees the light beyond the merch booth.
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