Le Firm's self-released debut Flugsport EP announces
the arrival of this Brooklyn band. With great guitars, vocals, and
synth sounds backed up with a fine recording, Le Firm create new,
classic power-pop, a la Big Star and Matthew Sweet.
The buzzing, reverb-driven guitars and quick, tight rhythms of 'Your
Unknown' and the anthem 'Bastille Day' draw comparisons to Interpol
and The Stills. 'Catching Up With Something Gone' has a Barenaked
Ladies feel to the vocal melody. This is coupled with some more
cool, analog sounding synths to give Le Firm their own sweet sound.
David Pohl's voice brings memories of Tim Scanlin of
Actionslacks in the post-punk ballad 'Prove Your Big Heart'.
David Pohl and Muzy Huq have quite complimentary sounding
voices, similar to John Auer and Ken Stringfellow of
The Posies. This is most noticeable as Le Firm's Flugsport
EP closes with its best Frosting On The Beater impression with
a killer, driving rock song, called 'Technology.' Fans of good power-pop
will certainly enjoy this EP, as I did, and take an interest in what
Le Firm's future entails. "Oh, I've seen something coming,"
sing Pohl and Huq on 'Bastille Day'. I've seen it too, the coming
of a great rock n' roll band called Le Firm.
1. Your Unknown
2. Prove Your Big Heart
3. Bastille Day
4. Catching Up With Something Gone
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