Slasher Mini Records
Inland = Pirouette + Street Smart Cyclist
With noodly, undistorted guitar lines and constant high hat in the forefront showcasing emotional vocals and thinly veiled romantic lyrics, Inland sounds exactly how I’d imagine Kickball did in high school. The opening track “Diamonds & Dinosaur Bones” and “I Love You, I Love You, Etc.” are a bit sappy, but the former remains charming. The highlight is definitely the closing track “Fingernails,” where it seems they found their energy and lost their dejection—more pep and Modest Mouse string bends, and less high school love poetry. I think that this EP is a fun listen, and a very good start, but there are definitely some kinks to work out.