Sunday, 22 January 2012
Well isn't this just lovely. At nine tracks, Athaletics is a little on the short side, but there is enough within those songs to make the album really stand out. This is twinkly emo/indie that actually pulls off both elements well, with the energy of songs like 'We're Really Jazzed About The Gig' counterbalancing the more reflective and texturally focused numbers like 'Bad Scene, Jawbreaker's Fault.' Fans of bands like Algernon Cadwallader and What Price, Wonderland? will find a lot to love here. There's nothing especially new here, but it's done so well that that doesn't matter, so give it a listen, if only to prove that there's more coming out of Gainesville than gruff pop punk.