The second EP from this Seattle quintet once again finds frontman Kelly Dale mining his love of atmospheric 80?s rock by the likes of New Order, Magnetic Fields and The Chameleons. ?Bankrolled and Bitten? takes a harsher, almost uncomfortably experimental approach ? like Bowie crossed with a metallic Cars. The gothic crunch of Bauhaus continues to hover of the aptly titled ?Ten Thirty-One Was Always Her Favorite Day,? about a chick in love with Halloween, although the band appears to be testing the waters of the more syncopated, industrial strength dance music of a Cabaret Voltaire.
?Inside? is closer in spirit to the moody atmospherics of the debut, with a catchy, almost anthemic arrangement and closer, ?Wealth of A Nation??s storming, megawatt riffage shuffles along at breakneck speed with Dale, once again, coming across like a wild-eyed Bowie dipping into the Gene-Jenie pool and digging out a couple of his favorite New Order and Love & Rockets riffs. Another exciting release from this promising act ? we await the debut full length with bated breath. 8/10 -- Jeff Penczak (1 May, 2007)