Fans eager for the release of Liars' third full-length release, Drum's Not Dead, can be temporarily sated by this EP featuring the first single from that album (not to mention the faux-controversial cover art). "It Fit When I Was a Kid" tells an absurd fable-like tale about chairs in outer space, mankind's protective battleship, and existential ennui accompanied by somber keys, tribal drums, and hymn-like vocals (the most "sung" vocals Liars have ever attempted). "The Frozen Glacier of Mastodon Blood" is the best song Sonic Youth never wrote (from their pre-Daydream Nation formative years, specifically) with simplistic percussion and multiple atonal droning Branca-esque guitars. "Bingo! Count Draculuck" is all murk, annoying drudgery that goes nowhere toward expanding the band's oeuvre. And last is a loose remix of the single "It Fit When I Was a Kid [Don't Techno for an Answer Re-mix]," which succeeds entirely on its accessibility -- you can possibly even dance to it! -- compared to the impenetrability of the other three tracks here, even though it essentially goes nowhere. Also included in the package are three videos of varying interest and quality, ranging from amateurish art-school wankery to a sublimely minimalist piece juxtaposing a dancing spider with lightning over tenement towers (ironically set to the EP's worst track). For hardcore fans only.
AllMusic Review by Brian Way
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