December 07, 2002

Electro Group/St. Avalanche Split 7"

Too bad the vinyl single format's dying out, but some people still know how to make a great one! This split single is an awesome example. On one side, Electro Group offer up two great songs. The first one, "Trauma," recalls the best elements of shoegazer, which segues into a quiet and brief blissed-out number, "Mezzoforte." On the other side is St. Avalanche, who kick off with an odd-yet-brief number, "Sun Monk & The Thunder Carp," which gives way to an awesome garage-flavored indiepop number, "Airforcing." Top it off with some pretty groovy x-ray based artwork, and you've got an excellent little single. Viva vinyl!

--Joseph Kyle

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