Gazer describes themselves as “a high-strung, Cincinnati-based noise punk band.” And although that statement is true, there is a lot, musically, that separates them from other bands that I would consider “Cincinnati-based noise-punk” like Mardou or Smoke Signals….
If things were simple, my review of Cardigan by the band Mardou would consist of two words: "Holy $#^+!" Because those are the first two words I said when I heard this EP.
Within 23 seconds of the track "Margaret," I was rapt, sold, converted and owned. The pop-punk pseudo-surf feel of this song struck a resonating chord deep in my heart. When I started doing local music reviews, this was the album I was hoping to find.