is a scabrous blurt of post-punk energy, recalling the sound of French Kicks
' N.Y.C. scenemates Les Savvy Fav
. However, unlike their better-known compatriots, French Kicks
go easy on the arty in-jokes, instead preferring to play short, taut songs without filler or excess arrangements. Young Lawyer
is a breathless sprint from beginning to end, giving the band little room to sketch out complicated musical ideas or try out different moods. Though the record is certainly an energy boost for a few minutes, the reckless speed at which it's delivered doesn't give the listener much room to process what's going on. Instead, the EP goes by in an undistinguished, undiluted blur, never offering a steady foothold for an audience to grab onto.