Bloodsport Goodbye to the Holy Mountain

It doesn't take some wise, old musical sage to pinpoint Bloodsport's frames of reference. Drawing big-time from Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and Dirty-era Sonic Youth, this young Nova Scotian outfit pronounces a love for mid-'90s indie rock loud and clear. And while this could be good or bad, depending on how well you stomach your rock'n'roll nostalgia, Bloodsport make a decent enough show of it on their debut EP, Goodbye to the Holy Mountain. For four tracks and a brief 12 minutes, the guitars buzz, the feedback squeals and the vocals mumble out in that endearing slacker fashion. It's definitely a familiar approach and brings its fair share of idol worship. Still, Bloodsport's tracks introduce enough hooky add-ins to make this release go down easy, even if it takes a trip down memory lane. (From Here To There)