Desert Hearts debut with this impressive single (unfortunately issued on vinyl only) on the reliable and stylistically varied Tugboat label. "No More Art" is a direct, driving, and punchy Kraut-inspired pop song that's warmer and less clinical than anything by Appliance. A hypnotic instrumental, "29" gradually gathers steam as busy drums get increasingly feverish and elliptical guitars endlessly wind. Judging from these two songs, one gets the idea that the band is capable of a great deal. Most bands take a couple records to sound this focused. Those who want more contemporary accessibility in their post-rock could stand to keep an ear out for this Irish bunch.
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman