certainly not a group to rest on their laurels (especially difficult when they have new songs burning a hole in their collective back pockets), deerhunter delivers five new tracks on this extended play. this is not some stop-gap release between albums, or mere leftovers from their most recent microcastle album, but an all new session. the band loves the ep format and thinks it does not get the respect it deserves. hell, some bands arguably work best in the ep format, think cocteau twins or my bloody valentine, and now maybe we should add deerhunter to that list. that's certainly not to say their albums aren't great, but with 2007's 'fluorescent grey' ep and this new one, a lucid argument can be made that minute for minute, and hook for hook, their two ep's can't be matched for visceral energy and pop smarts.