Genres: indie pop, indie rock
July 18 - 24 2005
Hybrid Kid's EP is a surprisingly strong indie pop release
reminiscent of Sebadoh, Guided By Voices, and Cracker.
These four songs are engaging, infectious songs with fresh sounds and
strong melodies. I was expecting some sort of self-satisfying
electronica exercise from the cover, and I must say I was very pleased
with what I got instead. The fun kicks off with EP centrepiece
"Dropped," an immediately catchy pop song with an amazing,
crunchy chord progression and an excellent chorus.
"Hook" and "Cotton Head" don't quite live up to
the first track, but each one is home to a solid set of pop hooks; the
former has a bit of a Terror Twilight tinge to it, while the
latter's off-kilter melody makes for an unconventionally wonderful
experience. The only sore spot on this disc is
"Isthmus," which is simply an average pop tune - but it's an easy
overlook on an EP so saturated in quality pop.
4 tracks, distributed by the
artist, released 2004]