Derecho - Dropped at 10,000 feet

amateurish, pretentious, exteremely over wrought and I absolutely love it

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Straight out of Ohio and straight onto my shelf. Derecho are going to get a lot of play in the Incendiary shed this summer. This cracking little EP is as pleasingly naive as some of the early Guided By Voices material, although they're trying for something closer to the poppiness of early REM and the result is a perfect slice of American Indie pie, the likes of which we haven't seen for quite a while. Canadian Whiskey, in particular, showcases a band that are aiming incredibly high, trying to create a song of great importance without ever having bothered to sit down and figure out how to do it. It's amateurish, pretentious, exteremely over wrought and I absolutely love it. Chances are, you will too.

This is a blast.