Label: File 13
After Hum (and much...after Poster Children), bassist Jeff Dimpsey decided to do a solo project that would be fleshed out by other musicians from the fertile Campaign-Urbana music scene. So not really a "solo" project then by any technical definition of the word "solo". More of a new band, but with the intent of a revolving cast. As is the case with most revolving cast bands, or collectives, or whatever you want to call them, the project coalesces around a couple of people, the dead weight is shed and a true band is formed. And that's just what happened here.
In this case, the band coalesced around Dimpsey, Jeff Garber of Castor, and Jim Minor of Compound Red.
This particular ep is four songs and the first two are sorta out of character for the band, one sounded like "modern rock", the other sounding like mellow Beck. The second two songs sound more like what most folks would associate with National Skyline, that sound being a shimmering shoegaze by way of Nineties Mid-West emo (The Cure meets Castor?). I think the first two songs are fine, and you can handle them. I have the utmost faith in you and your abilities as a listener.