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Brakes: Give Blood
Buy! - (Rough Trade)
This fun British side-project features Eamon Hamilton of British Sea Power on vocals backed by members of Electric Soft Parade and The Tenderfoot. Brakes sound nothing at all like any of those bands, being more a feisty, irreverent punk band that feeds off a variety of other styles, from country to indie dance-rock. With the album’s 16 songs clocking in at less than 29 minutes, there’s no time to be bored, especially with the assortment of casually tossed-off gems the band has assembled here, which include a number of humorous jabs at scenesters. 8/31/2005 - Don Yates