2 Song 7" (LOV052)
1. House Ties
2. Continental Divide
"House Ties b/w Continental Divide" comprises a short, two-song bombastic screed. Ed , Mike, and Sean take wide, savage swipes at the breezy, carefree norms of mainstream Conservative America and make no attempts to put things back in order. However, what heightens the magnetism of this 7" is that it is presented in such a completely unassuming manner. "Navies" appears nowhere; a gray, lifeless wall ravaged by Hurricane Katrina drapes the cover.The 7" is clear, and the lyrics for "House Ties" ("Continental Divide" is a hulking, instrumental gem) look like a fragment of discarded code from an outdated computer. A mysterious cipher delivers the goods, and nothing prepares listeners for what awaits.
Navies is a promising young band with a glut of technical prowess and an incendiary message to deliver. They've performed with such artists as Sub Pop's Pissed Jeans (Sean drums in both bands), A Day in Black and White, Black Eyes, Hoover,Wolf Eyes and Q and Not U.