Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Mae Shi - HLLLYH (***1/2)

Following the loss of a couple key members, Los Angeles psychotics the Mae Shi expand their lineup and refocus, narrowing their flurry of ideas down to what they know best: short-circuiting guitar pyrotechnics, hyperactive rhythms, look-ma-no-hands song structures and burping electronics. Save the 11 minute electro-funk workout slapped directly in the middle of the record, everything is gold.

Highlights: "Run to Your Grave", "PWND", "Book of Numbers"

RIYL: Super Furry Animals, Les Savy Fav, Deerhoof, Enon

Video - "Run to Your Grave"

"Lion & Lamb"

"Run to Your Grave"

Myspace - The Mae Shi

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