Local Reviews: The Up Collars

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The Up Collars
We're Better Than You
Self-Released
Street: 10.03
The Upcollars = The Dead Milkmen + Eugene Hütz
This disc got me interested in what's going on in northern Utah, which I can't say anything else has done in recent memory. Saxophone is mixed with shredderific guitar, thoughtful melodies and some interesting vocals form this release. It's a promising debut from this young Logan group, but a full length is a bit too ambitious. A more focused EP may have served them better. The album is interesting enough that I'd like to see a live show, though. These guys may sound a little bit too much like themselves. Paddling out into some new and uncomfortable water, in terms of structure and style, would be beneficial.