Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Lava Land EP by Piglet (2005)
Kind of Like: Don Caballero, Volta Do Mar
Genres: Math Rock, Experimental
I have been referencing this band a lot to give a sense of what other bands sound like; I figured they should be on here. Piglet was a short-lived beloved band from Chicago. They made this one EP and then broke up to never provide us with any more technical, catchy, well-structured original music. There are so many bands that try to do what Piglet did, but these three guys did it best. And maybe it's better that they went out with such a good album. The song "Little Bubble" is the epitome of this band: there is so much thematic development and just when they introduce a brand new theme at the very end, you are thinking "man I can't wait to hear what's next." Then the song ends very abruptly, much like this band did.