"The Drive" EP
Genres: indie rock, electronica, experimental rock
Cargo Music, Inc.
4901-906 Morena Blvd., San Diego, CA
April 6 - 13 2002
|Taking Chris Broach of Braid
and Andrew Hawthorne of Pilot In Hiatus, as well as two
other musicians, The Firebird Band sure has a lot to live up to. Smack me silly, though,
because they haven't just lived up to my expectations, they've surpassed them! The
Firebird Band's special brand of electronic-ized emo really appeals to me. The strongest
track here is the title track, a revved-up, powerful song that is sure to get you moving.
The piece sort of sounds like a more electronic At The Drive-In cut.
Although that song is the highpoint, the other tracks here are also excellent.
"Distance," for example, is a bit less driving, and a bit more electronic. It is
impeccably well-done and moving, and will appeal to emo and indie rock fans alike.
Altogether, this 5-song EP is thoroughly impressive. Their next full-length album is going
to be finished by the end of the year, but I don't know if I can wait until then!