Flight The Lead Riders

Flight The Lead Riders
For the last few years, Oxford, MS's Flight have been pumping out hair-raising earworms steeped in unruly distortion. The recent lo-fi revolution isn't lost on the "band," but judging by their previous singles and ten-inch, Flight are hardly looking to cash in on production that sounds like it was drowned in a tin can. As their profile grows, they stick with that uncompromising sound on a new EP. Released by Zoo Music (Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles), The Lead Riders launches with opener "Turns To Blood," an assault on your ear canals lifted by a cruel backbeat, raw, meaty hooks and that discombobulating vocal effect they've trademarked. The attitude injected into "Straight Line" is like a pus-covered middle finger, yet it's not all so aggro, as "Real Estate" gets wistful, with its yearning, mid-tempo chorus, and "Witch Hunt Town" employs supernatural synths to give it the same spookiness as its subject. Like the yin to Blank Dogs' yang, Flight do what they do and they do it well. When the results are instantly recognizable, fucked-up jams like these, why change? (Zoo)