I was non-committal about the first Mayors release a few years ago. I ended up my review with “lets see what happens”. Well kudos to them for sticking around. It’s a thankless, pointless task being a musician nowadays. This song is another reasonable release, being slightly reminiscent of Shield Your Eyes, Nitkowski etc. Yelping singer, clever math-y song structure and technical proficiency are all present and correct but it seems to be missing some essential thing that takes it from being on the right side of the fence to being something you want to listen to day and night.
Death Pedals seem to be a bit angrier than the Mayors Of Miyazaki and their simplified stop-start rock’n’roll riff carries a little more charisma than the first song, especially interspersed with some great drum fills. Similar vocals on both records but I’d give Death Pedals the edge on this one, while saying that they also bump this attractive looking 7” up to something you might actually want to own.