(Jigsaw Records, PZL124)
following up on their powerful debut from a couple years back, Tokyo's Cattle have given us another winner with their second EP, "Slow Sailor". It starts off deceptively gentle with the lovely midtempo "Sherbet", but then kicks it into high gear with a trio of instant hits, including a very spirited rendition of Ride's classic, "Twisterella", before closing off with the midtempo (but still punchy) title track. Musically, they remind me a lot of Ringo Deathstarr and the noisier side of Pia Fraus, with confident female vocals over crunchy guitars, and a whole lot of melody ringing throughout. This is seriously some of the best dreampop I've heard in a while!
Not limited. All songs written by Cattle, except track 3 by Ride. Available digitally on Bandcamp.