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Little League: FramesFrames (2010)
Gaines Street

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Little League's name is a suit waiting to happen (it almost happened to Philadelphia act Kill Verona, who used to go by the same name), but considering the longevity most bands of their style have, maybe it won't be a problem. That's both a blessing and a curse for the Tallahassee act, because they'.


Little League's name is a suit waiting to happen (it almost happened to Philadelphia act Kill Verona, who used to go by the same name), but considering the longevity most bands of their style have, maybe it won't be a problem. That's both a blessing and a curse for the Tallahassee act, because they're doing a cool-albeit increasingly popular-style of emo on their Frames EP many of us flock to.

It's the kind that bustles and occasionally noodles, nestling them comfortably within the newer class of bands like snowing and Hightide Hotel. I sense much heavier Promise Ring-and, to an extent, Braid-influences running their way through their stuff, though, with double-tracked vocals that attempt smoother, more straightforward singing through a slightly nasal lower register. TPR's touch is especially evident in melodically ambitious cuts like "Tally Song" (total Nothing Feels Good worship for blinks of an ear) and the rhythmic juts of standout "Hot Knife". It's a little off-key in "Crumbs", and it's just A-OK. Closer "Return of the Gooseknuckle" seems like the "anthem."

There's some surefire familarity at play here, and while the sound may still be better than the actual songs, Little League's doing a gimmick-free, enjoyable take on a weathered, honest style. If their progression is parallel with the development their peers have managed in such short times, someone's getting a promotion.

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traininvain56 (February 4, 2011)

this shit rules

burk (February 2, 2011)

Hope go round is an amazing song

sporadicpunk (January 28, 2011)

Also my favorite EP of last year. Fucking love it!

frensal (January 28, 2011)

Favorite ep of 2010. Hands down.

kiiks (January 28, 2011)

aren't you tired of sppiiinninng arouuuund?

JeremyS (January 28, 2011)

this whole EP is awesome, Hot Knife was one of the best songs to come out last year

kiiks (January 28, 2011)

One of my favorite albums from last year.

Blackjaw_ (January 28, 2011)

It's good.

Mystereohasmono (January 28, 2011)

Really enjoy this record.

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