frog's debut EP, er, LP, er, release ("it is in between an ep and an lp and as such we've decided to call it a release which is neither and both") is a whole heck of a lot of fun.
This richly textured collection is a real trip. The Queens, NY-based duo revels in washed out guitars and jangly melodies. The songs are layered with half-forgotten pop culture references (as in "Nancy Kerrigan") and barrel through the '90s-pop ouvre with an early-aughts electronic sensibility. The result is like a happier cousin of Adobe & Teardrops State Champion -- seductively smooth music with hidden lyrical gems.
Usually I tell you guys to buy something that I received as a review copy. I actually bought this one. It's excellent.
frog -- Official, Bandcamp, Monkfish Records