Satellite Twin – “The Mechanical Hearts EP”


Stormy math rock that’s doused in unpredictable post-punk, keeping your attention through dramatic building and falling, “The Mechanical Hearts EP” is a puzzle of layers and rhythms that are as precise as they are gritty. The opener “forfeit/ascend” rises to levels of fiery psych-rock that sounds like The Clash trying to emulate Pink Floyd, and then swoops down into a barebones basement of clean guitar and ominous vocals. The title track’s dark grooves, screeching lead guitar and spirited vocals make it one of the EP’s strongest. But, it’s their oddball punk/indie/almost-metal disposition that makes their work shine.