The Carps Waves and Shambles

The Carps Waves and Shambles
Scarborough, ON duo the Carps are back with their second EP, Waves and Shambles, and they haven’t strayed too far from last year’s debut, The Young & Passionate Days of Carpedia. Jahmal Tonge and Neil A. White are still pumping out synth-filled electro pop songs, and there’s still something missing from them. Sure, they’re catchy but everything about them feels forced. The rapping on "Heaven’s Gates & Hell’s Flames (ReDux)” sounds like Andy Milonakis is putting in his two cents — and including a second version of it on a six-song EP is overkill. It’s too bad the one song with a legitimate guitar riff ("Porgie & Bess”) has a chorus that chants "Big booty girls.” Without that, I might have forgiven the Carps for their earlier faults and just chalked it up to an attempt at being original. (Urbnet)