Angular. Isn't the a funny word to describe music? It makes me think of high school geometry class and protractors and stuff. But angular is also an often used word to describe certain kinds of indie rock that have a vague punk influence, and make music in a sharp and pointed way like Mission of Burma. Eagle and Talon make music that has angularity. It can be sharp and precise and pointy.
The first song Dropped Down on the EP is the runaway single, all other songs get compared to this one. It's got all the makings of listenability: it's short, it's appealing, you can latch onto it right away. The rest of the EP is interesting, but is not as strong as the first track.
Check these guys out for a quick foray into the LA underground. They're So Sharp brings retro-vintage keyboards into the mix with an almost wurlitzer sound. It adds a nice sense of retro kitsch to the already smart music. Bird That Breaks is a choppy workout of back and forth chords that makes you bob your head back and forth as you listen to it.
As far as I can tell, its just the two girls. Kim Talon and Alice Talon. Nice. What happened to the Eagle?