French Toast: In a Cave

French Toast - In A CaveA former member of The Make-Up and Nation of Ulysses plus the auxiliary drummer of Fugazi unite to bring you a hodgepodge of mostly palatable pop. If you’ve been following Dischord’s more recent output, the mediocrity of this release is hardly surprising, though still disappointing.

When not dabbling in White Stripes drum and guitar duets, or dancey electronics a la former bandmates El Guapo, some of this music does hint at what we’ve come to love Dischord for, despite its almost insistent barrage of shortcomings.

This music can be slightly challenging at times, but more often than not it lacks the warmth, character, and direction to make much of an impression. But maybe that’s the point? You never can tell.

– Tom Youth
French Toast (Dischord)