marcel feldmar – big takeover, issue 50, spring 2002

parts of my bicycle are made of chrome – indie punk. that’s what my girlfriend said, as she heard this one start playing, and that description pretty much holds true. it’s rough around the edges, and the guitar kicks around like some young stage-dive friendly kid, while the vocals move somewhere between jimmy eat world and early soul asylum. i like that, usually. there’re some hints of mellowness that make me think of a cross between the dead milkmen and red kross, and that’s ok, too. there’s some nice keyboard work that helps to mellow the songs out, but these kids are definitely about the rock, and that’s where they shine. don’t try to be cool, quit the sneer in the lyrics. forget about the dynamics and just go all out. rock on! (big takeover)