The Sea is Fierce EP
Oh, what a joyful noise. Starting off with “Take Me Out,” that reminds one of vintage Crazy Horse — raging, washing guitars recorded incredibly loud that keeps on building and building until Renee LoBue’s glorious voice spirals above it all, a perfect complement. This five cut EP is almost as good as their debut album Status, one of last year’s great surprises. One of the standouts is a drop-dead take on the Galaxie 500 number “Strange.” As they did last year with “California Dreaming,” Elk City takes hold of the song and makes it personal, imprinting it with new sounds and emotions. One hopes that this EP is simply a placeholder until a new album appears (slated hopefully for early 2002) and a harbinger for things to come, because I like visiting Elk City.
Warm Electronic Recordings: http://www.the-warmsupercomputer.com