Self-titled cassette EP
Genres: lo-fi, indie pop
c/o Shannon Burt
PO Box 7774
Riverside CA 92513
Aug 18 - 24 2003
Escargo-Go's self-titled Popgun cassette is a fine taste of the
band's lo-fi indie pop sound. For DIY pop lovers, this tape is sure to
please. All these songs are catchy little ditties that offer nothing
new but merely bask in their own infectiousness. The band has your
average guitar/bass/drums/vocals set-up, but the addition of keyboards
adds a little something to their pop blend.
The tape hits the right notes right off the bat with "An Empty
Golf Course," which marries a bubbly verse with an absolutely
terrific chorus that will be stuck in your head for days. "Singin'
a Song" follows; it's a juicy number that characterizes the
Popgun sound perfectly. The other three tunes range from quiet and
introspective (the terrific "Hearts can be Repaired," the
slightly too-long "You're a Racecar") to more upbeat and
poppy ("Under the Sun"). It's all very nice music, and,
unlike the norm, it doesn't get boring over multiple listens.
[Vitals: 5 tracks, distributed by the