Delta Haymax's self-titled EP is one of those early collections that holds the promise of an incredible full-length (which the band shortly delivered) -- its three songs strike to the heart of indie rock, falling somewhere between the moving guitar dynamics of Versus and the jangling pop of Honeybunch, but also drawing on more atmospheric slowcore tones from Low and Bedhead. These references do little to capture the band's sound, however. The key to the EP's beauty is the way it eschews stylistic thought in favor of beautifully composed guitar work and melody. The result lies right in the center of indie rock's many subgenres, and it's exquisite; the band's self-titled album manages to take this sound into a larger form (the duo adds a bassist, as well, rounding out their sound) -- and it's just as wonderful.
AllMusic Review by Nitsuh Abebe