CD Review: Audiovox + show tonight


Audiovox EP


Look, we know you’ve been eyeing those overpriced, noise-cancelling headphones for months now. If you really need an excuse to splurge, the eponymous debut EP from the KC-native Audiovox is it. In an unexpected step away from their harder-edged backgrounds, singer, guitarist and keyboardist Martin Bush (Salt the Earth, Paper Cities) and drummer Brad Chancellor (Orion) have teamed up to create six hyper-poppy, Casio-toned beauties – and it’s positively dizzying to hear the pristine bleeps and blips of tracks like “Ready-Aim-Fire” ping-ponging between your eardrums in hi-fi. On “A Cautionary Tale,” Bush’s buoyant guitars and sparkling keyboards sound a bit like Matthew Sweet with a Dntel fetish, but the duo delivers it with enough force to make it their own. The only real downside here is the EP’s brevity, bringing it to an end long before you’re ready – which is one more reason your trusty white earbuds just won’t do this baby justice.

Stream: Audiovox, “Ready-Aim-Fire”

Audiovox plays its CD-release show tonight at the Riot Room with Pet Comfort and Waiting For Signal. Cost is $10.

Categories: Music