8/10 Li'l Biz Staff review, 01 September 2011
I've always been a big fan of the Dischord label and it would appear that Edie Sedgwick (Justin Moyer of El Guapo fame) is now the only representative of the label making new music. Somehow his output so far has passed me by but it's clear from the opening bars of 'Silver Bullets' that Sedgwick's work represents the evolution of the Washington DC/Dischord sound. It's as dynamically strong as Q And Not U whilst having the political clout of anything Fugazi have ever put out, though nowhere near as abstract. The rhythms are strong, almost dance-oriented grooves and the playful nature of the boy/girl vocal really gives the track life. Flip it and you get 'See Saw', an almost Make-Up-esque funk out that again passes through Q And Not U land on the way to outright !!! party world. Finally it's 'Ava Devine' that plays with the hip-hop oriented pop of Outkast and the vocal dynamics of The Dismemberment Plan. It's definitely a party number and fully justifies Moyer's description of his music as 'D.C Drag Punk'. Being Dischord you're obviously gonna get more than you pay for, in this case it's an entire album of material made available via download. I've not heard it but I'm sure it'll be top as these guys always represent amazing value for money.
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