Young Ejecta

The Planet

Driftless

Jan 27, 2015 Issue #52 - January/February 2015 - St. Vincent Bookmark and Share


Young Ejecta (formerly Ejecta) returns with an excellent new six song "mini-album," further exploring many of the ideas from their wildly underrated 2013 full-length debut, Dominae. This time around Leanne Macomber (Fight Bite, Neon Indian) and Joel Ford (Autre Ne Veut, Oneohtrix Point Never, Ford & Lopatin) bring a leaner, stronger, and more potent approach to minimalist electronic pop by focusing on sonic and lyrical extremes. These songs are tight and danceable. Ford's agile arrangements propel a wide range of subject matter across sometimes stark, often unpredictable emotional terrain. "Welcome to Love" is their most catchy, accessible work to date, yet discusses microwave dinners, the end of relationships, and manages to elegantly deploy the lines "Forgot some things at your house/Forgot to phone my mother/I bet that you are now right about to fuck her." All six tracks are solid and do a great deal more to flesh out Macomber's Young Ejecta character while helping us tag along on her journey through time and space. (www.driftlessrecordings.com)

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