Edita V/Cave is one helluva energetic 7" from Atlanta dudes Balkans. The A-side reminds me of the energised side of The Walkmen, mostly due to the vocals, but the razor sharp guitar lines is reminiscent of 'The Rat' if you wrench the speed up to breakneck. Balkans are slamming their punk infused guitar pop into the barrier, hurtling their ramshackle vehicle over the edge and into the ravine, gleefully waving as they go down. 'Cave' takes it down a notch - a more meditative, metronomic bounce, like the repercussions of their actions from the previous tracks are just now sinking in. Its an electric introduction, and with their album coming out in May on Double Phantom Records, its enough to have me salivating. They have a couple gigs in their home town supporting the likes of Sic Alps and The Clap before then, so get along and get acquainted, before they enthusiastically tear the world asunder.
Balkans - Edita V