The Burdocks – Airplane tracks

January 18, 2016 in releases

Originally released on Out Of Touch Records in 2004, this 7 song EP really refines the self-described ‘scrappy rock’ sound of the Burdocks hinted at on their debut album ‘I Have  A Million Friends’.  Bursting out of the gate with the infectious ‘Pop Cult’, each of these tunes has more guitar attacks, bass lines, and tempo changes than most entire albums. But what made the Burdocks so special is an ability to overlay this musical athleticism with pop melodies and vocal structures powerful enough to grip listeners from all genre affiliations.

Re-mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel and pressed on 180 gram white vinyl with updated artwork by Yorodeo, this EP is a must have for fans of Burdocks, Dog Day or that Halifax pop sound!

Don’t believe us?  Here’s a review from Exclaim:

If you’re like me, you’ve had a scattered and tormented history with pop music. After years feeding on the trash thrust upon the young adult demographic during the mid-to-late 90s, I wanted to get as far away from pop music as possible. I sought refuge in complicated, angular post-punk bands and moody Godspeed-esque meanderers and deemed all basic three-chord progressions and catchy vocal hooks unlistenable. Little did I know that during that time, people were cross-breeding the two right under my nose. And now, just a couple years after I shrugged off pop music for good, I’m astounded to find records by undeniably pop acts like the Shins, the Woolly Leaves and Spoon getting me excited. But more than any of them, I’ve fallen in love with the Burdocks. While melodically-sound hooks and catch-phrase guitars still dominate this newest EP (not to mention 2002’s I Have A Million Friends), this Halifax-based quartet expose the joys of the major scale in a way even hard-ass math rock fans can appreciate. And plus, not only do they sound extremely smart and collectively solid, they’re also a sexy bunch of Haligonians. Thats gotta count for something, right?

 

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