How do people do the same thing every day? This may be the reason I can’t bare the idea of a “normal” job…But I’ve acquired one to lessen the dwindling bank account I suffer from. I feared reviewing and interviewing would take a back seat to this steady contract job. Hell no? Not when EPs come your way like Brick + Mortar’s Making Moves Volume 2. With the help of members from Motion City Soundtrack, they’ve brought about an EP that asks for no more than ten minutes of your time.
If Cage the Elephant toned down and mated with Vampire Weekend, that’s what you’d get with Making Moves Volume 2. A trio of songs much like triplets. They share a genetic makeup, but each has something that makes it easy for their parents to tell them apart.
“Bangs” is the oldest. It stands out most as it’s the strongest; you hope every other one is as cool as this one. The flow is steady and it doesn’t have to do much to impress. Although “Old Boy” lands in the middle, it’s the wild child; the baby. It bursts with energy and is always there for a good time. Then you have me, the middle child, “Other Drugs.” It’s there, it exists…but you forget.
Brick + Mortar’s Making Moves Volume 2 is out June 19th jointly on Drexel University’s MAD Dragon Records and Motion City Soundtrack’s The Boombox Generation. It’s an EP riddled with sibling rivalry between three tracks that fans of Passion Pit and Matt & Kim will enjoy.