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Reptoids

Park a Tiger

Chicago's Reptoids, signed to RRRecords, play a female brand of grunge/punk rock. This six-track EP, clocking in at sixteen minutes, shows a fairly wide-ranging sound, taking in early Nirvana, through to a more rock and roll/punk sound reminiscent of 70s acts mixed with grunge vocals.

Singer Kay Oh often reminds me of Courtney Love, but musically the band provides a different backing than Hole. Guitars, handled equally between Kay and Melissa, are interesting and some clever production on opener "Mexico Fiasco" has some panned chords sifting between the rhythms. Backing vocals are provided by Melissa, and former bassist Ari Joffee contributes too. With regards to the bass, it often sounds a tad high school band on this EP, with relatively simple and uninteresting lines, but from what I can tell, the band have since replaced him.

"9 Times" is probably the standout track, as well as the longest on the record. With an unexpected breakdown midway through it's the most developed track with a catchy vocal hook in the chorus. Compared to the mid-tempo opener, this track demonstrates more of the energy that the band undoubtedly possess and I would predict utilize well in their live show. More like this!

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