3Song EP (Drag City)
Royal Trux

By Brent Starkey

Thisone has a Louisville connection, courtesy of Dave Pajo on bass(ex-Slint, maurice, and many, many others) and engineer Paul Oldham.It's a loose, stoned affair beginning with "Deafer Than Blind "- my personal favorite of the three, which sounds so high you can geta contact buzz just listening. Next up is "The United StatesVersus One 1974 Cadillac El Dorado Sedan, " which is as long andsprawling (7:23) as it's title. It kind of goes nowhere and takes awhile to get there and becomes annoying along the way. The final songis "Run, Shake Life, " which for some reason I can imaginebeing a hit. Maybe it just sounds "catchy " after the secondtune . I wouldn't call this a great E.P., but I'm not real familiarwith this big-time indie rock band ... and I haven't been stoned inyears, so you might.