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Headlights: The EnemiesThe Enemies (2004)
Polyvinyl Records

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Squinting at the high beams on the dark night of Polyviny's latest sensation are ex-members of Absinthe Blind -- Erin Fein, Tristan Wraight, Seth Feign, and Brett Sanderson. This should raise the spirits of former fans, as the only missing member is Adam Fein. Carrying on in the same vein as the afo.
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Squinting at the high beams on the dark night of Polyviny's latest sensation are ex-members of Absinthe Blind -- Erin Fein, Tristan Wraight, Seth Feign, and Brett Sanderson. This should raise the spirits of former fans, as the only missing member is Adam Fein. Carrying on in the same vein as the aforementioned, the Headlights (who formerly operated under the moniker The Orphans) are a delicate and serene indie-pop act. Slowly drifting down the paved road, "Tokyo" opens The Enemies EP on the frame of tender keyboards and gentle guitar and drums in a tale of finding home. The ride carries on the sonic highway with Erin and Tristan's supple vocals coming together stunningly. "Centuries" would fit well on a Polyvinyl compilation between Mates of State and Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! with its poppy rhythm and endowed use of the keyboards. "It Isn't Easy To Live That Well" gives Tristan the vocal spotlight as she peacefully stretches her gorgeous intonation across a toe-tapping drum beat with a slew of other musical entities chiming in at just the right time.

This four-song limited edition EP, only available through mail order, is quite a debut. Although all of the members have defined themselves in their past projects, their abilities are astonishing here. I am digging for a negative observation and the only obvious fault I can put my finger on is the length: it is too short â?? four tracks, fifteen minutes. I crave more from the gifted quartet; thankfully the repeat function on my iPod works perfectly.

 

 
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Anonymous (January 12, 2005)

that suicide gun logo was in use long before buddyhead started using it. i clearly remember some skate company used that in the 90s... and i've heard other people say they've seen it many places besides buddyhead in the past. i don't think you can really give buddyhead the credit for that logo.

ElVaquero (January 9, 2005)

Yeah, they fucking stole Buddyhead's logo. Hilarious.

Anonymous (January 9, 2005)

Headlights played in Omaha earlier this year and was great. I can't wait to hear the proper full length.

Anonymous (January 8, 2005)

buddyhead logo thieves

Anonymous (January 8, 2005)

this cd is incredible. one of my top ten of the year, even though it was only four songs.... i could listen to them over and over again without getting sick of it. i was lucky enough to get a copy on their tour back in september. can't wait for a full length. but seth, if you're reading this, you still owe me for that kick pedal. despite your debts, i still love your band and this cd... and well, you sir.

IheartAdam (January 8, 2005)

I thought this was about the Ernies and I was almost interested. We should take this time to talk about Adam's massive wang.

Inspection12e (January 7, 2005)

about tike you like something worth while chump

-i12e

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