Anyone who misses the Wire-tapping pop sneer of Elastica will fall in love with the spirited vocals of frontwoman Antonia Selbach.

By now, the idea of yet another new new and/or no wave band inundating the ears with more contrived synthetics for the hipster masses is beyond tired. However, Australia's Love Of Diagrams has modified this by now beaten-to-a-dead-horse approach enough to consider themselves the last word on the matter. Their excellent 4-song EP and American debut, with its hot pink cover and art deco fonts, would definitely not seem out of place in the 7-inch bin at your local Record World circa 1979. Anyone who misses the Wire-tapping pop sneer of Elastica will fall in love with the spirited vocals of frontwoman Antonia Selbach, who markets a killer cover of Pylon's underground classic "Cool" as though she wrote it her own damn self and sold it to the Athens, Ga., legends for a pair of tickets to their next gig at the 40 Watt Club. The first two tracks, "Pace of the Patience" and the Peppermint Lounge act "The Pyramid," stoke anticipation for LOD's Matador debut, "Mosaic," due April 10. We are popping out of our vintage Tubes T-shirt in anticipation. -- Ron Hart

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