June 10, 2004
DESPISTADO [I]THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE[/I] REVIEW
It often seems like most of Regina's musical talent has moved to somewhere bigger to take advantage of a less isolated scene. Depistado haven't come to their senses in that regard, but in signing with hot U.S. indie label Jade Tree their election to stay in the Prairies has worked out anyway. Saskatchewan, Schmakatchewan - this foursome's sound could easily be confused for the manic, danceable punk coming out of Brooklyn, and it's a sound they pull off effortlessly. The opening track, A Stirstick's Prediction, is a standout, sounding live and fast and dirty, and with a tightness that feels like it could come undone at any second.
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