Thus far in the 21st century music world, bands release EP's whenever they either have an excess of material, or not enough. For Death Cab's case, I'm assuming it was an excess. For those who don't know, DCFC released an album last May called "Narrow Stairs" that brought them further into the major label superstardom world.
"Narrow Stairs" was a good album, but there were about 2 or 3 songs that were dull. And if I'm not mistaken, there are about 2 or 3 decent songs on this EP that could've taken their place. So this I'm not totally sure about considering Death Cab could've made a near perfect record if they would've done so. But hey, that's just me.
The songs on this EP are good, don't get me wrong, but they're a little too typical Death Cab. Happy music with sad lyrics that use weird metaphors about lost love. But I digress. Overall the songs all get 4 stars out of 5. But it's the fact that the songs are a little too typical to make this stick out as any "Sun Giant" EP. "Little Bribes" is the high point, and all the other ones just kind of mesh into one another without extreme excitement.
Good job Ben Gibbard.....and Colin Meloy if you're reading this........be yourself, nobody's judging.....there's already one Ben Gibbard that we love, we don't need another one.