Crazy And The Brains - Good Lord EP
The thing that makes Crazy and the Brains so compelling is that they are nigh impossible to define. Existing within the amorphous plane known as punk, the band has garage rock tendencies- what with their rowdy, jagged, messy riffs- but they̢‰â?ã¢re not a ̢‰â?Ògarage rock̢‰âÂå? band. The AV Club once compared the band to Rancid and while the pair share a frenetic, almost zany energy (the Brains perhaps more than Rancid) the group is far from Armstrong̢‰â?ã¢s street-punk-meets-ska. Heck, there̢‰â?ã¢s a xylophone in the band, but it̢‰â?ã¢s applied with such force and enthusiasm, the band isn̢‰â?ã¢t ̢‰â?ÒAvant-garde punk.̢‰âÂå? They just rock. The previous LP, Let Me Go, established the band̢‰â?ã¢s persona. But, their follow-up EP, Good Lord, finds them expanding their vision, while keeping their core identity, no matter how hard it is to define.