Comet Gain

Say Yes to International Socialism/Hideaway

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Comet Gain are capable of writing the kind of songs that propel you out of the mood you are in (no matter what it may be) and get you nodding your head or dancing or tapping your foot like mad. The Say Yes to International Socialism/Hideaway EP features two of their best anthems. "Hideaway" is a bopping, Northern soul-inspired track with a girl-group sweet chorus and one of sometimes warbly vocalist Sarah Bleach's best vocals. "Say Yes!" is a musical call to arms, a celebration of youth and protest and creation sung with brash enthusiasm by David Feck (he was billing himself as David Christian at the time) and given a thorough rocking by the rest of the group. The other two tracks on the EP show off the softer side of the band. "California" is a lilting ballad sung by Bleach, and "Sunsets at Her Window" is a poignant midtempo ballad with a sympathetic vocal from Feck. The first incarnation of Comet Gain was at its apex at the time of this record. Even though both "Say Yes" and "Sunsets at Her Window" turn up on the band's 1997 record Sneaky, anyone lucky enough to find the disc should snatch it up. It is a near perfect EP.