If you don't have this in your record collection already, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly shame you. You are a worthless piece of shit, and do not deserve to breath the same oxygen as the rest of us. I hope you die a slow and painful death, surrounded by the rotting corpses of your loved ones and pets.
Now, to redeem yourself, go quickly to the download link, get this music onto your computer (or applicable sound device), turn it up as loud as permitted (check local zoning ordinances on this issue), and allow the bombast to begin.
Engine Kid took the math rock elements of Slint (quiet/loud dynamics) and turned the "loud" part up real loud. Not surprisingly though, as the guitarist for Engine Kid is Greg Anderson, a dude who has made an exceptional career out of being very very loud. They can get oddly eerie and quiet, but you know the huge riffs are just around the corner, and they never fail to deliver. Helping to aid and abet in this approach is a sweet engineering job courtesy of Steve Albini (that motherfucker is everywhere on this blog! Holla!) which accentuates the still empty spaces and destroys the gigantic heavy parts.
After this record, Engine Kid started flirting with jazz, released a split with Iceburn, and a full length on Revelation (among some other 7"s and compilation tracks), but kept it heavy and strange. Later Greg Anderson would go on to front some of the best metal bands around while founding one of the (thee?) best record labels around. Not too shabby. His musical lineage has been discussed on this blog before, but the other guys in the band had spent time, or would go on to spend time in Resolution, Fairgrove, Lucky Me, and Bali Girls.
If you've been enjoying Harvey Milk the last couple of years, you'd be wise to look into Engine Kid.