Night Choreography, The Muggabears second EP in seven months, showcases their darkly fractured 90's indie rock style and a stubborn refusal to let that style define them. It is a restless seven song set, disturbing and beautiful, stretching the band from broken noise-surf to campfire-séance drone. 'Dead Kid Kicks,' the centerpiece of the album, shows the band in a strange destroyed-blues mode, beginning with brokedown malevolent twang, a relentless rhythm section and hand claps before concluding with monolithic rock destruction. 'Rings' shifts on a dime between delicate chords and mean layers of drums, bass, and guitar arguing with an angelic boy's choir. Strange and pretty, 'The Goth Tarts' sounds almost like Liars and Chris Isaak fighting for stage time before giving up and letting a first-wave post punk band take over. Night Choreography talks romance with one breath and filthy with another, before coming to a slow collapse on 'She-Bears,' where it becomes almost uncomfortably obvious that one can be afraid and overjoyed at precisely the same time.
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