Rpllnt – “Cppr” 7″

Rpllnt - Cppr 7"

Rpllnt - Cppr 7"

Brooklyn, NY based quintet Rpllnt presents its first official release, a 7″ featuring “better off not seen” and “this song is a FORT” on lovely green vinyl. The cover art is hand silk screened and the 7″ comes with a download card to get the tunes digitally. This is one of the boons of the resurgence of vinyl – you can enjoy the best of both worlds. I’m sure I’m not the only one who enjoys vinyl <b>and</b> enjoys my iPod. Kudos, Rpllnt. (No, I’m not sure either what led to the lack of vowels – well, “E” at least – in the band’s name, 7″ name, or label name).

“better off not seen” is a post-whatever slice of guitar and drums fabulosity. The song almost sounds as if it’s being played at the wrong speed, and the mash-up of all the instruments is cacophonous without being too noisy or distracting. “this song is a fort” has a slower build with a groovier feel. It’s a bit spacy in an early Ween-esque kind of way. The straightforward sing-talking will either move you or annoy you.

The 7″ is a great medium that has happily been seeing a resurgence. The members of Rpllnt should maybe crank out another one with a quickness to keep some attention going for the lack-of-an-E crowd of fans. I really dig the artwork here and the band’s ideas seem solid, but I’m not just not moved in any particular way.