Hi, just some friendly clarifications.
1) This is Jeff Rosenstock and I'm not on this record. I love Pegasuses-XL so much that I joined the damn band. I am not writing any of this as a member of the band, but as a fan of these songs. I am not on this release because...
2) This release is a combination of the first three EP's which have been available for free/donation download on quoteunquoterecords.com starting in 2006. Just like Radiohead in 2007 and Butch Walker is 2008. It is not an album worth of new material. It is a compendium of old material.
3) A lot of these songs are pretty minimal, even if they are loud they only have two keyboards. Also "Pixilated Flowers" has no rapping, not by me, not by anyone.
I mean, I know no one here is getting paid or whatever, but ya gotta do a LITTLE bit of research beyond the bio that the record company sends you, especially if you're gonna tear a band apart. I know it sucks, I write reviews too, but it's the least bit of courtesy you could give to a group of musicians who have busted their asses to make their music (whether or not it appeals to you), especially when they give it away for free like these three fine young gents.
I guess it goes without saying that I think the majority of the stuff on this record is totally awesome because I put it out. Here is a link
to one of the songs on this record, Major in Business/Minor in Art. I think it's a fair representation of all the noisy, rappy, quiet, keyboardy, overloaded and minimalness that's on this record. If you like it, I'd suggest checking out these EP's, for free or on this release if you choose, as they have kept me pretty pumped for the past few years. Thanks for reading my ramble! And even with all this considered, thanks for giving a few dudes from Georgia a little bit of attention, Julia!