Garland Buckeye / Approximation E.P., the
Album: Approximation E.P., the   Collection:General
Artist:Garland Buckeye   Added:Feb 2005
Label:Jet Glue Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-02-27 Pull Date: 2005-05-01
Week Ending: Mar 6
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 04, 2005: Distraction-Limited
Your Buttons Slip

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-02-16
Guitar-heavy, cerebral, boy rock... somewhere between Soundgarden and Macha. This EP previews this Kentucky trio's upcoming third LP, On Burgin Hill. Male vocals, guitars, guitars, and more guitars -- played well. And there's a minimalist aesthetic here, somehow... sort of like a wall of sparseness, I guess in part thanks to producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Hot Hot Heat). Sounds radio ready but cool. No FCCs. I like all these songs but you can start with 1, 3.

==> 1. Male and intense in a Soundgarden way. Psychedelic testosterone fun.

2. Heavy ballad. A monotonous melody becomes a platform for
launching the instrumental breaks. Thankfully, no prog solos.

==> 3. Bouncy rocker. Insistent and moody, instrumentally and
vocally... almost trancey in a Macha way. "It tracks you down like some truth."

4. Vaguely anti-war. Heavy dance rock.

5. Early-80s post-punk feel... with lots of guitars.

Track Listing
1. Right on Step   3. Your Buttons Slip
2. Gearheart Island   4. Some Boys (Never Come Home)
  5. All Bets, Ours Thrown