The Miami Dolphins: Perlite 7″ EP (FPE, 2016)October 12, 2016 at 11:46 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
Following their pretty awesome 2014 debut LP Becky, the Miami Dolphins (who are actually from Minneapolis) are back with a new EP. The group still have a spazzy, convoluted sound reminiscent of Deerhoof and Melt-Banana, and they seem to balance a cartoonish playfulness with utter panic. The record comes with several colorful stickers and a huge booklet which includes various games and tidbits including a crossword puzzle, maze, and horoscope, as well as the lyrics, which are appropriately fragmented. “Quail Birth” includes the line “a mix of despair and bliss” which sums the band up perfectly. The song ends with the accusation “you worthless pig” followed by some snorks. The EP’s highlight is the nervous breakthrough “Scarlette”, which is followed by two minutes of guitar riffs which sound like unfinished ideas for songs.