I really don't have that much of a problem with indie kids trying to do disco. Granted, I think DFA has long since past its heyday, but if hipsters being influenced by classic disco, house, boogie, and other forms of vintage dance music will spare us from a million bands trying to sound like Spoon, then I'm all for it.
Having said that, this EP just seems forgettable and second-rate. The disc opens with the vocal and instrumental versions of the disc's title track, which is actually a remix by Justin Van Der Volgen of !!! and Out Hud. It's a perfectly servicable Italo/house track with a nice dubby bit at the end, and would work fine in its proper environment, but don't expect everyone on the floor to be running up to the DJ booth to find out what they heard, either.
The band wins some points for its cover of 1984 Italo-sleaze classic "Slice Me Nice" by Fancy, which actually comes just a few synth-toms away from sounding exactly like the original. But then the band serves up a pair of originals, and there's simply nothing unique or memorable about them at all. They're tasteful and expertly programmed (if a bit demo-sounding), but ultimately they're just bland, bland, bland.
It doesn't seem hard to do what this band is doing. Download a few torrents of rare dance tracks for inspiration, buy a few keyboards, and start playing some shows. Maybe they're more interesting live, maybe they're saving their top-shelf material for their album, maybe they'll simply get better the longer they work at their craft, but this EP just seems destined to spend eternity in the dollar bin along with all the middling also-ran 12"s from the '80s that it closely resembles. 5/10 -- Paul Simpson (9 December, 2009)