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New Amps: “Tomboy” EP

Consider this the opposite of the last post featured on the blog…that number went super short, while the songs on producer Amps’ new EP keep twisting and turning like one of those rides with sharp turns and cardboard cutouts that move out of the way. Tomboy’s title track sums it up — it’s a rollicking dance number sometimes careening into garage sound. Would be a nice pump-you-up jam at two minutes. It goes almost seven, featuring several false finishes and a lot of subtle changes in what’s happening. And it works, even if it comes close at times to exhausting ideas. The other songs here don’t go quite as long, but aren’t far off. An exercise in making length work for you. Get it here, or listen below.