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"All Roads To Fault" CDEP

Beggars Group

Genres: indie rock, noise rock

Beggars Group
625 Broadway 12th Floor 
NY NY 10012

Nov 8 - 14 2004

YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO (all one word) is a new band out of the UK who have been picking up quite a bit of buzz recently, with good reviews, gigs with Pretty Girls Make Graves and Mclusky, and - now - a record deal with well-respected indie giant Beggars Group.  All Roads To Fault, a seven-song EP, is the band's first dip into recorded work, and it's intended to build expectations for the upcoming (early 2005) debut album.

So far, so good.  YCNI:M takes a few listens to get adjusted to, but their angular, aggressive, and uncompromisingly melodic indie rock attack makes for good listening - if you're willing to put some time into it.  Their music is fast-paced and jerky, drawing easy comparisons to Jawbox, Q and Not U, and a less complex FaraquetAll Roads To Fault's best songs are explosive rocker "The Problem" and the riveting "Rob The Hed" - both of which could become minor underground "hits."  YCNI:M have a fresh, innovative sound, and their debut album has the potential to cause quite a rumble on the scene.  These songs are hip without being pretentious, and that's the best you can hope for from today's indie generation.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 7 tracks + 2 videos, distributed by the label, released 2004]