"XO (Adam's Getting Married)" is an example of this balance, opening in a wash of noise and distortion but filling itself out with solid leads as it moves from an almost Alvvays-esque chorus to a wash of beautiful fuzz. Drool Sucker has a solid arc to it, and makes good use of various well-placed sounds — the album opens with a ringing phone that the band answer with an intense riff, reminiscent of the "Listen to THIS" scene in Back to the Future. Closer "Theme Song" blends a countdown into its bridge, adding a sense of anticipation and mystery.
Drool Sucker is a great EP that foretells an interesting direction for the band — this coming series is one to watch. (Top Shelf)