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  • Summary: This is the debut five-track EP for the band formed by Ryan Needham and Liza Webster along with Hookworms's MJ, Sky Larkin's Nestor Matthews, and Robert Lee of Pulled Apart By Horses.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 16, 2014
    Menace Beach may have their sonic ingredients already established, but the result is even better than the sum of their parts.
  2. 70
    Band moniker-related developments of recent years (see also: Ducktails, Peak Twins) mean this now implies gormless nostalgia, smarmy irony and, in a nutshell, chillwave. Happily, Lowtalker--five songs, 14 minutes--is a bit smarter, and better, than that.
  3. Jan 16, 2014
    If the band have got their eyes on a full-length record then they might want to consider varying the pace a little more--it certainly feels like they’ve got at least a couple of rapid-fire numbers in them--but for now, Lowtalker will certainly help to blow the wintery gloom away.
  4. 65
    Simultaneously concerned with uncomplicated nostalgia, yet quietly indulging in the slightly-less-conventional. It makes for an intriguing introduction, and a much needed reprieve for supergroups everywhere.
  5. Jan 16, 2014
    The result is a composed collection of tracks.