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Look Mexico: The Crucial EPThe Crucial EP (2006)
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Reviewer Rating: 3


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Here's a good one. Look Mexico channel the wandering reflectivity of acts like American Football and Minus the Bear for a sprawling slab of semi-atmospheric, instrumental-dependent indie rock on The Crucial EP, a little pre-cursor to satiate listeners while the band works on their first full-length .
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Here's a good one. Look Mexico channel the wandering reflectivity of acts like American Football and Minus the Bear for a sprawling slab of semi-atmospheric, instrumental-dependent indie rock on The Crucial EP, a little pre-cursor to satiate listeners while the band works on their first full-length for Lujo Records.

The first moment the band's lead vocalist opens his mouth, however, on "I Can't Today, I'm on Duty," you'll think he's an awfully nasally character. Fortunately, this is the worst he gets, and as the band often delve into extended jams during the course of Crucial's five songs, it becomes a moot point anyway. Whoever it is (credits are a seemingly hard draw), he does have his moments, showing some fairly impressive emotional depth in the chorus of "Call Off Your Lap Dog" and sporadic, delicate moments in the time change-laden "Come On, We Are Talking About You Here." He isn't nearly as commanding as, say, Copeland's Aaron Marsh (no, seriously), but I think there's potential for him to reach that level. Again, this is sort of a pointless analysis, as Look Mexico's talent and subsequent attraction really lies in their compelling, drawn out instrumental theatrics. Songs like the poignant, all-instrumental "Guys, I Need a Helicopter" manage to trail through complex but understandable layers, lightly bouncing soft chords off each other in front of percussion work that's no less absorbing.

If you look up the entries for "potential" in the thesaurus, I can't assure you you'll actually find "Look Mexico" among the listings. But I'd highly recommend Merriam-Webster consider this addendum.

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He Bit Me
I Can't Today, I'm on Duty
Call Off Your Lap Dog

 

 
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SonnyCola (May 30, 2007)

Guys, I need a Helicopter has to be the most awesome instrumental song
that I've ever heard. The drums are maddddd good in all the songs. I can't get enough of this CD. I love you guys.

That_Band_Changed_My_Life (September 24, 2006)

The only thing that sucks about this record is that it's not long enough. Look Mexico has to be one of the smartest bands in the south; and I'm fucking hella glad to say that I've got copies of both Crucial EP and So Byz..

I'm really excited for the new full length. I dont know if anybody knew this; but their drummer is the old drummer for Kids Like Us. They all have really different styles and mesh them into a collective effort of genius that have raised the bar in the indie rock world.

Kensellas don't have shit on these guys. They're playful, friendly, and really warm. They're live show is amazing. I'm super stoked about their Lujo signing. It's so hot.

Branden: Put your money where your hand is!

Anonymous (September 23, 2006)

you're a fucking idiot.

Anonymous (September 23, 2006)

seriously. is that Brenden Kelly or is it just one large, continous joke? i'm sorry i'm not smart enough to be able to tell or not.

rkl (September 22, 2006)

i dont know whats wrong with me, but this kind of music bores me to pieces.

Anonymous (September 22, 2006)

awesome dudes!

BrendanKelly (September 22, 2006)

i'd love to tour with these dudes. listen to em when i jerk the brendan jr.

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