Thursday, March 3, 2011

Review: Kytes - Ursa Major, The Great Bear

The blog's favourite math punks are at it again. Kytes's debut two-track EP was only a taste of what these boys can do, and with new release 'Ursa Major, The Great Bear,' they completely justified the excitement that I had built up waiting for this overdue follow-up. Originally scheduled to come last October, the delayed March release made me quite concerned that it would not be worth the wait. Boy, was I wrong.

Listen to the EP and read the rest of the review after the JUMP

The record wears its influences proudly, meshing elements from Blakfish, Grown Ups and Pulled Apart By Horses seamlessly and effectively into four/five-minute math punk epics. Jangly, discordant, and angular, yet cohesive, intricate, and layered, Kytes have got themselves a winner of an EP here. Let's hope their next record won't take as long to release as this one.

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The EP is available to pre-order HERE as a limited edition physical copy (£3) or as a digital download (£2), both of which will be available on March 14th.

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